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Scrotal calcinosis - Anogenital in
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Scrotal calcinosis - Anogenital in

Contributors: Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Benjamin K. Fisher MD
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Synopsis

Calcinosis of the scrotum is characterized by small asymptomatic nodules involving the scrotal skin. The nodules usually appear in childhood and continue to enlarge and multiply over time. At present, the etiology of these nodules is unknown. Trauma to and calcification of dartos muscle or the eccrine glands are some other theories of the origin of the calcinosis.

In some cases, the histology shows calcified epidermoid cysts.

Codes

ICD10CM:
E83.50 – Unspecified disorder of calcium metabolism

SNOMEDCT:
403571009 – Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis

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Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

  • Epidermoid cyst
  • Scabies (nodular form)
  • Cutaneous leiomyoma
  • Glomangiomas
  • Solitary neurofibroma
  • Hemangiomas

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Last Updated:11/20/2013
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Scrotal calcinosis - Anogenital in
A medical illustration showing key findings of Scrotal calcinosis : Cyst, Male genital, Pink color, Scrotum, Yellow color, Smooth nodules
Clinical image of Scrotal calcinosis - imageId=976761. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'Pink and orange papules on the scrotum.'
Pink and orange papules on the scrotum.
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