Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Matt Skalski et al.

Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis, sometimes called dystrophic scrotal calcinosis, is a rare benign condition characterised by superficial calcifications within the skin of the scrotum of unclear aetiology. The condition is primarily cosmetic but may recur following excision of the calcified bodies.


Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis typically affects men aged 20-40 years.


Proposed aetiologies for idiopathic scrotal calcinosis includes epidermal inclusion cysts which calcify, necrosis and degeneration of the dartos muscle leading to dystrophic calcifications, and excessive discharge in eccrine epithelial cysts which leads to calcification of the debris build up in the lumina. 

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Article information

rID: 42476
System: Urogenital
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dystrophic scrotal calcinosis
  • Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis (ISC)

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