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

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

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