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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 498324, 3 pages
Case Report

Epidermal Inclusion Cyst Presenting as a Palpable Scrotal Mass

1Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 5th Ave, Suite 700 Kaufmann Bldg, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, 3950 Lothrop St, Presbyterian Hospital South Tower 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
3Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, 230 Centre Ave, Room WG 02.10 Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Received 6 August 2012; Accepted 15 September 2012

Academic Editors: R. Colgan, S. Giulini, and G. Lombardi

Copyright © 2012 Andres F. Correa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a scrotal epidermal inclusion cyst located outside the median raphe which a rare entity in the absence of trauma and few cases have been reported. 47 year old male presents with a complaint of right sided testicular swelling and discomfort. On examination a 3 cm mass was palpated between the scrotum and the medial thigh on the subcutaneous tissue with a positive slip sign. Complete surgical excision of the cyst was performed. Histopathology confirmed epidermal inclusion cyst with no evidence of malignancy.