About this item:

537 Views | 722 Downloads

Author Notes:

Correspondence should be addressed to Chad W. M. Ritenour; criteno@emory.edu

The authors would like to thank Dr. Vijay A. Varma and Dr. Stephen K. Lau for their assistance with the preparation of photomicrographs.

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests.

Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images.

A copy of the written consent is available for review upon request.


Scrotal Abscess as Initial Presentation of Squamous Cell Carcinoma


Journal Title:

Case Reports in Urology


Volume 2013


, Pages 807346-807346

Type of Work:

Article | Final Publisher PDF


We report a case of scrotal squamous cell carcinoma in a 67-year-old man that presented as a recurrent nonhealing scrotal abscess. Radical scrotectomy and bilateral simple orchiectomy were performed. A pudendal thigh flap was used for wound closure. To our knowledge, this is the first report of its use after radical surgery for scrotal cancer. The clinical features, staging, and treatment of scrotal squamous cell carcinoma are reviewed. In this report, we highlight the importance of including scrotal cancer in the differential diagnosis when evaluating a scrotal abscess.

Copyright information:

© 2013 Kathy H. Huen et al.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Creative Commons License

Export to EndNote