Surgical Management of Scrotal Calcinosis: A Case Report and its Ayurvedic Relevance

  • Yogesh Badwe Professor and Head, Dept of Shalya Tantra, Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • Kalyani Pendam MS (Ayu) scholar, Department of shalyatantra, Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Ayurveda, calcified nodule, Granthi, idiopathic Scortal cyst, Scrotal Calcinosis


Idiopathic calcinosis cutis is usually localized to a specific area such as the genital area or chest. Scrotal calcinosis is a rare, benign entity defined as the presence of multiplecalcified nodules within the scrotal skin. The cause is not well defined. In this case study surgical management and its Ayurvedic review of scrotal calcinosis is explained. This is a case of 40 years old male patient with complaints of multiple whitish nodules at scrotal skin since 4 years. There was no evidence of any cystic swelling around calcified Nodule. Ideally for scrotal calcinosis the choice of treatment is excision of calcinosis along with skin followed by suturing or skin graft. As per Ayurveda, the word Granthi is derived from word granthitha which literary means knotted or filled with. The etiological factors constitute the vitiated doshas which in turn affect the blood, muscular tissue and fatty tissue. In this case, Kapha slowly accumulates at the site were muscular and fatty tissue are vitiated and gives rise to round, elevated and slightly nodular swelling which is termed as KaphajaGranthi which is correlated with Scrotal calcinosis

How to Cite
Badwe, Y., & Pendam, K. (2019, April 3). Surgical Management of Scrotal Calcinosis: A Case Report and its Ayurvedic Relevance. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 3(1), 15-21. Retrieved from
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