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Scrotum occasionally comes across the desk of pathologists. It can be considered a skin specimen.

Pathologies to consider

Specific entities

Scrotal calcinosis

AKA calcinosis cutis.[4]

See: Calcinosis cutis.

Aggressive angiomyxoma

Classically a vulvar lesion that may be seen in the scrotum.

Paratesticular liposarcoma


  • Rare - small series and case reports.[5]
  • Margin status - important predictor of outcome.[5]
  • May (clinically) mimic a testicular tumour.[6]


See liposarcoma.

See also


  1. Wright, S.; Hoffmann, B. (Feb 2015). "Emergency ultrasound of acute scrotal pain.". Eur J Emerg Med 22 (1): 2-9. doi:10.1097/MEJ.0000000000000123. PMID 24910960.
  2. Manganiello, M.; Cassalman, C.; Dugan, J.; Bennett, N. (Feb 2014). "Scrotal mesothelioma.". Can J Urol 21 (1): 7163-5. PMID 24529024.
  3. Rastogi, R.; Karan, PK.; Sarikwal, A.; Rastogi, V. (Sep 2010). "Liposarcoma scroti: A rare tumor.". Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 21 (5): 927-30. PMID 20814134.
  4. Dubey, S.; Sharma, R.; Maheshwari, V. (2010). "Scrotal calcinosis: idiopathic or dystrophic?". Dermatol Online J 16 (2): 5. PMID 20178701.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Khandekar, MJ.; Raut, CP.; Hornick, JL.; Wang, Q.; Alexander, BM.; Baldini, EH. (Jul 2013). "Paratesticular liposarcoma: unusual patterns of recurrence and importance of margins.". Ann Surg Oncol 20 (7): 2148-55. doi:10.1245/s10434-013-2963-0. PMID 23591942.
  6. Vinayagam, K.; Hosamath, V.; Honnappa, S.; Rau, AR. (Feb 2014). "Paratesticular liposarcoma-masquerading as a testicular tumour.". J Clin Diagn Res 8 (2): 165-6. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2014/8147.4045. PMID 24701520.