Extensive scrotal calcinosis

Extensive scrotal calcinosis Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:57 DOI 10.1007/s00238-009-0374-z LETTER TO THE EDITOR Fabrizio Schonauer & Guido Molea Received: 21 October 2009 /Accepted: 12 November 2009 /Published online: 4 December 2009 # Springer-Verlag 2009 Sir, Fig. 3 Case 1: defect direct closure We just read the case report entitled” Extensive scrotal calcinosis” by Demirdover et al. [1] and would like to share with the authors and the Journal's readers our clinical experience on the subject. Scrotal calcinosis is a rare condition usually found in young male patients [2–4]. Fig. 1 Case 1: extensive scrotal calcinosis We have treated three patients in the last 5 years for scrotal calcinosis; age range, 19–42. The technique we used was very similar to that described by Demirdover et al. consisting in excision of the affected scrotal tissue and direct closure [1, 5]. We have found it useful to pre-plan the extensive scrotal skin excision (Fig. 1)withaWplastydesign(Fig. 2)tointerrupt Fig. 2 Case 1: preplanning with W plasty design the final scar (Fig. 3). Our three patients healed uneventfully. In case of a recurrence, which we did not have, we would probably advise defect reconstruction with skin grafts. References 1. Demirdover C, Ozkan HS, Sahin B (2009) Extensive scrotal calcinosis. Eur J Plast Surg (in press) 2. Akosa AB, Gilliland EA, Ali MH, Khoo CT (1989) Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis: a possible aetiology reaffirmed. Br J Plast Surg 42(3):324–327 3. Demir Y, Latifoğlu O, Yenidünya S, Celebi C (2000) Idiopathic calcinosis of the scrotum. Ann Plast Surg 45(2):223–224 4. Gi N, Gupta AK, Sachi K, Thomas S (2008) Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis—a pedunculated rare variant. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 61(4):466–467 F. Schonauer G. Molea (*) 5. Theuvenet WJ, Nolthenius-Puylaert T, Giedrojc Juraha ZL, Borghouts University of Naples “Federico II”, JM, van Twisk R (1984) Massive deformation of the scrotal wall by Naples, Italy idiopathic calcinosis of the scrotum. Plast Reconstr Surg 74(4):539–543 e-mail: molea@unina.it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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Springer-Verlag
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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-009-0374-z
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