Epidermal cysts of scrotum

Ouiame El Jouari1, Anas Zaougui2, Ghita Senhaji1, Salim Gallouj1, Moulay Hassan Farih2, Fatima Zahra Mernissi1

1Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco; 2Department of Urology, University Hospital Hassan II Fez, Morocco

Corresponding author: Dr. Ouiame El Jouari, E-mail: eljouariouiame@gmail.com

Submission: 27.05.2018; Acceptance: 24.09.2018


Cite this article: El Jouari O, Zaougui A, Gallouj S, Farih MH, Mernissi FM. Epidermal cysts of scrotum. Our Dermatol Online. 2019;10(2):197-197.

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A 29-year-old man, without significant pathological antecedents. He consulted for asymptomatic scrotal papules, evolving for 5 months, gradually increasing in size and number. Clinical examination had found multiple skin color papules and nodules, firm in consistency, painless, arising from scrotal skin (Figs. 1a and 1b). A biopsy excision of a scrotal nodule was executed. The pathological study revealed an epidermoid cyst.

Figure 1: (a-b) Multiples epidermal cysts of scotum.

Epidermal cysts are benign epithelial cysts. In most cases, epidermal cysts occur in the skin of the scalp, ear, face, back and rarely scrotum. They consist of a sac lined by stratified squamous epithelium filled with laminated keratin, cholesterol crystals and debris. The main differential diagnosis is scrotal calcinosis. Treatment consists of a complete excision of the cyst to prevent recurrence.


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