Scrotal skin nodule

sebaceous cyst or tuberculosis? A lesson learnt!

Jojo Joseph, Abhinav Menon, Rudra Ramanathan, Deeksha Misra, Gabriel Rodrigues

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a great mimic of many diseases and may present a dilemma in diagnosis. Sebaceous cyst is the commonest swelling that occurs in the scrotal skin. We present a 23-year-old patient who presented with a painful hard scrotal skin nodule, clinically diagnosed to be an infected calcified sebaceous cyst, excised and reported to be due to TB. Nodular scrotal skin TB is extremely rare but should nonetheless be considered as a differential diagnosis in regions where it is prevalent. Thus, excision of any suspicious nodule is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2018

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Epidermal Cyst
Tuberculosis
cutaneous Tuberculosis
Skin
Differential Diagnosis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Joseph, Jojo ; Menon, Abhinav ; Ramanathan, Rudra ; Misra, Deeksha ; Rodrigues, Gabriel. / Scrotal skin nodule : sebaceous cyst or tuberculosis? A lesson learnt!. In: Tropical Doctor. 2018 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 240-242.
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