Saturday, August 27, 2016

Strawberry scrotum

The scrotum ‘houses’ the testes and helps to keep them at a lower temperature than that of the rest of the body because sperm production takes place best at cooler temperatures.
In a rare disease affecting the scrotum’s skin, nodules of calcium accumulate within it - scrotal calcinosis - and because of their raised mottled look the nodules give the scrotum an appearance not unlike a strawberry in some cases – strawberry scrotum.

Scrotal calcinosis is not life threatening, its underlying cause is unknown. Affected men usually between 20 and 40 years have normal measurements of calcium in their blood. Treatment for scrotal calcinosis often for cosmetic reasons is by surgical removal of the affected scrotal region.
Reference:
Singh I, Singh N, Sharma N, Agarwal S, Tandon R. Strawberry scrotum (Idiopathic nodular scrotal calcinosis): Image in surgery. Indian J Surg, 2005;67:159. Go to reference
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Normal scrotum, Strawberry

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