Scrotal carcinoma

Arch Esp Urol. 2011 Jul;64(6):541-3.
[Article in English, Spanish]


Objective: We report a rare clinical case of scrotum carcinoma and evaluate its treatment and prognosis.

Methods: We describe the case of a 62 year old man who presented an ulcerated-bleeding lesion on the right side of the scrotum. The diagnostic tests found carcinoma of the scrotum. We performed surgical radical treatment preserving the left scrotum.

Results: Histological examination showed lesions of well differentiated squamous cell tumor.

Conclusions: After literature review we conclude that scrotal carcinoma is currently a rare tumor, and even more in cases with industrial exposure to carcinogens. Its incidence has declined greatly and advanced cases requiring radical surgery are rare.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
  • Genital Neoplasms, Male / pathology
  • Genital Neoplasms, Male / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Scrotum / pathology*
  • Ulcer / etiology
  • Ulcer / pathology