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Table 1 Clinical features of idiopathic calcinosis cutis of the scrotum from various case reports

From: Idiopathic calcinosis cutis of the scrotum: a case report and review of the literature

Authors Shapiro et al. [5] Akosa et al. [19] Wright et al. [10] Gormally et al. [6] Baruchin et al. [20] Andola et al. [14]
Number of cases 13* 5 9 11 5 20
Year 1970 1989 1991 1992 1998 2017
Mean age of presentation 47.3 years 39.6 years 38.66 years **Mean age of onset: 27.4 years 36.8 years 37.2 years
Number of nodules One to > 100 One to 36 Several 4–10
(2 cases)
One to multiple One to multiple
Size range of nodules 1 mm to 3 cm Not stated A few mm to 2 cm Up to 2 cm (2 cases) 2 mm to 1.5 cm 0.5 to 3.5 cm
Most common symptoms Itching (5/13)
Asymptomatic (2/13)
Breakdown and discharge (4/13)
Recurrent (1/13)
Asymptomatic (4/5)
Discharge (1/5)
Asymptomatic (mostly)
Itching (several)
Discharge (in some)
Itching, breakdown and discharge (1/2)
Asymptomatic (1/2)
Asymptomatic (4/5)
Breakdown and discharge (1/5)
Asymptomatic (16/20)
Breakdown and discharge (4/20)
Clinical diagnosis Sebaceous cyst (8/13)
Cyst (1/13)
Not stated (3/13)
Calcified fibroma (1/13)
Sebaceous cyst (5/5) Not stated Not stated Not stated Sebaceous cyst (11/20)
Epidermal inclusion cyst (6/20)
Evidence of epithelial lining in histopathology No Yes (1/5) No Yes (1/11) No No
Evidence of calcification elsewhere in body No No No No No No
  1. Veress et al. reported a case series with six cases from Sudan [21]. However, we could not retrieve the full paper, and hence we did not include it in our list
  2. *Although Shapiro et al. mention 35 cases in their review, we have included only 13 of their own patients for analysis in the table
  3. **Age of presentation cannot be determined