Enlarging Bump on the Scrotum

Jessica Cervantes, Alyx Rosen, Jeong Hee Cho

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Extramammary Paget disease is a rare, slow-growing intraepithelial neoplasm of the skin or its underlying appendages. It more commonly affects the apocrine glands of the axilla, vulva, perianal region, scrotum, and/or penis. It often presents as a well-demarcated, thickened, erythematous, or gray-white scaly plaque with indolent growth that may become ulcerated, crusted, papillomatous, or eczematous over time. Pruritus, pain, and burning sensations are common symptoms; however, they are not appreciated by all patients. Many patients are erroneously treated for eczema for months to years before a proper diagnosis is reached. Patients presenting with chronic genital or perineal dermatitis or skin lesions that have been unresponsive to topical therapy should be biopsied for definitive diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalSkin Appendage Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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