Penile verrucous squamous cell carcinoma: A rare case report

  • Omer Yuksel Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Department of Urology, Uskudar/Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Emre Karabay | emrekarabay@gmail.com Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Department of Urology, Uskudar/Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Osman Bilen Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Department of Urology, Uskudar/Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Çağatay Tosun Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Department of Urology, Uskudar/Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Levent Verim Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Department of Urology, Uskudar/Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Penile cancer is a rare type of urological cancer. Predisposing factors include phimosis, poor hygiene, and smoking. Circumcision in early childhood has been shown to be protective against penile cancer. About 95% of penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, while verrucous type is a rare variant with frequent recurrences, but with a favorable prognosis. The majority of patients are asymptomatic; however, patients may present with pain, discharge, and bad odor depending on the severity of the disease. Although hospital admission is often late due to psychosocial factors, cancer is often localized. Herein, we report a 61-year-old circumcised patient presenting with painful penile mass who was diagnosed with a penile verrucous squamous cell carcinoma in the light of literature data.

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Published
2020-06-23
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Keywords:
penile cancer, verrucous cancer, penectomy
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Yuksel, O., Karabay, E., Bilen, O., Tosun, Çağatay, & Verim, L. (2020). Penile verrucous squamous cell carcinoma: A rare case report. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 92(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2020.2.114