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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142-146

Calcinosis of the scrotum in children: Report of two cases and review of the literature

1 Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Department of Surgery, Children Surgical Unit, Kano, Nigeria
2 Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and Bayero University, Surgical Department, Kano, Nigeria
3 Scientific Centre of Pediatrics and Child Surgery, Surgical Department, Almaty, Kazakhstan
4 National Republican Centre for Mother and Child Health, Surgical Department, Astana, Kazakhstan

Correspondence Address:
Musa Ibrahim
Department of Surgery, Children Surgical Unit, Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.122938

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Scrotal calcinosis consisting of solitary or multiple deposits of calcium within or outside the dermis of the skin of scrotum are generally very rare and are considered to be idiopathic if it is not of metastatic or dystrophic types. Idiopathic calcinosis of the scrotum (ICS) in children under the age of 9 years is not documented in the literature. We are presenting a 6-month-old infant and a 5-year-old male patient with sub-dermal, intra-scrotal, extra-testicular ICS from children surgical unit of Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano in northern Nigeria. Each patient presented with a scrotal mass that was difficult to diagnose clinically. Following investigations including scrotal ultrasound, and serum calcium, scrotal exploration was carried out and the mass excised. Histological examination revealed features of scrotal calcinosis. The objective of this study was to present the clinical presentation, investigation, and treatment of these children. We shall also under-take a review of the literature.

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