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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-35

“Cricket ball in the scrotum:” Calcification of old hematoma

1 Department of Surgery, Subbiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Subbiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka, India

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Suresh Birur Parmeshwarappa
Department of Surgery, Subbiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga - 577 222. Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_15_18

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The intrascrotal calculus was first described during surgery by Kickham in 1935 as a “fibrinoid loose body” or “scrotal pearl.” The etiology of scrotal calculi is unclear. They may develop as a sequela to hematomas or inflammatory changes within the scrotum or loose bodies from torsion and infarction of the appendix testis or epididymis. Hardly few cases were reported in the literature. We present a case of painless right scrotal swelling since 6 years’ duration which gradually increased in size after following trauma. Finally, it is diagnosed as calcified hematoma and excision of the scrotal swelling was carried out after the exclusion of other causes (testicular malignancy) of scrotal swelling.

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