Verruciform xanthoma of the penis: A rare benign lesion that simulates carcinoma

  • Aldo Franco De Rose | aldofdr@libero.it Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino, University of Genova, Italy.
  • Mattia Tosi Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino, University of Genova, Italy.
  • Guglielmo Mantica Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino, University of Genova, Italy.
  • Nataniele Piol Department of Pathology, IRCCS San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Italy.
  • Carlo Toncini Department of Pathology, IRCCS San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Italy.
  • Carlo Terrone Department of Urology, IRCCS San Martino, University of Genova, Italy.

Abstract

Verruciform xanthoma is a rare and benign condition predominantly affecting the oral cavity, but also skin and female anogenital mucosa. It can be flat, papular-warty or crateriform-cystic. Furthermore it can simulate HPV viral lesion such as condyloma and malignant neoplasia such as verrucous squamous cell carcinoma. An accurate diagnosis is important to avoid overtreatment, considering it is a benign lesion that does not require any radical treatment. We present an extremely rare case of a 64 year-old man with a small, slighty raised, gray reddish-dotted lesion on the left portion of the ventral side of his glans.

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Published
2016-12-30
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Case Reports - Andrology
Keywords:
Verruciform xanthoma, Penis
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De Rose, A. F., Tosi, M., Mantica, G., Piol, N., Toncini, C., & Terrone, C. (2016). Verruciform xanthoma of the penis: A rare benign lesion that simulates carcinoma. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 88(4), 284-285. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2016.4.284