Idiopathic calcinosis of the scrotum: Report of five cases and review of the literature

A. M. Baruchin, F. W. Baruffaldi Preis, M. Cavallini, D. Ben-Dor

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Although calcinosis of the scrotum was first described in 1883 by Lewinski [1] its nature and cause have remained elusive. Hutchinson in 1888 [2], emphasized that these calcific masses appear with no evidence of underlying cause. Various theories regarding the etiology and pathogenesis of the condition have been proposed, non has been widely accepted. 'Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis' (ICS), a term applied by Shapiro in 1970 [3], is most commonly used. About 118 cases have been reported. A series of five cases is reported in which scrotal calcinosis developed. A review of the literature and a discussion on the etiology in this disease is also included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1998


  • Calcinosis
  • Diseases
  • Genital
  • Male
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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