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Epidermoid cyst of the
coronal sulcus mimicking penile cancer: a case report
Epidermoid cysts represent common
benign tumors occurring anywhere in the body but very rarely in the penis. Only
a few cases of penile localization have been reported in the literature so far,
most of them being congenital and/or idiopathic, usually presenting in children
as slow-growing, solitary, well-delimited cystic lesions. Here, we describe the
case of a patient with a penile epidermoid cyst presenting as an ulcerated
lesion of the coronal sulcus, thus mimicking penile cancer.
A 36-year-old Caucasian man
presented with a three-month history of a rapidly growing asymptomatic
ulcerated lesion in the ventral portion of the penile coronal sulcus. At surgical
exploration, the area under the ulcerated lesion had a well-demarcated cystic
shape; following its wide excision, an intraoperative histological examination
revealed an epidermoid cyst. No recurrence had occurred at nine years of
Rare benign tumors of the penis,
like the described epidermoid cyst, may mimic cancer. Nevertheless, penile
ulcerated lesions should always be surgically explored as wide excision and
intraoperative histological examination remain the only means of obtaining a
precise disease definition and, consequently, administering the appropriate
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