• Users Online: 961
  • Print this page
  • Email this page

  Table of Contents  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-120  

A warty lesion on the penis

1 Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, Wilson, North Carolina, New York, USA
2 Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Wilson, North Carolina, New York, USA

Date of Web Publication4-Mar-2016

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dirk M Elston
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Medical University of SC; MSC 578 135 Rutledge Avenue; 11th Floor, Charleston, SC 29425-5780
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.178097

Rights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Torres KT, Polley DC, Kabigting F, Elston DM. A warty lesion on the penis. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016;7:119-20

How to cite this URL:
Torres KT, Polley DC, Kabigting F, Elston DM. A warty lesion on the penis. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Apr 6];7:119-20. Available from: http://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2016/7/2/119/178097

   Dermpath Quiz Top

An 86-year-old, married male patient presented to his dermatologist with several grouped verrucous plaques on his glans penis of unknown duration [Figure 1]. Lesions were associated with pruritis and a localized “burning” sensation. There was no prior history of condyloma acuminata. The patient was immunocompetent, and denied repetitive trauma, toxin exposure, or known sexually transmitted infections in the past. No other skin lesions were present elsewhere, including the oropharynx, plantar feet, and perianal skin. A shave biopsy was performed of a representative lesion on the glans penis [Figure 2],[Figure 3],[Figure 4].
Figure 1: Multiple, fungating, exophytic, verrucous plaques on the penis

Click here to view
Figure 2: H and E, ×20

Click here to view
Figure 3: H and E, ×100

Click here to view
Figure 4: H and E, ×200

Click here to view

The squamous proliferation most likely represents:

  1. Condyloma accuminatum
  2. Erythroplasia of Queyrat
  3. Verrucous carcinoma
  4. Bowenoid papulosis

Click here to view answer. View Answer

   References Top

Kanik AB, Lee J, Wax F, Bhawan J. Penile verrucous carcinoma in a 37-year-old circumcised man. J Am Acad Dermatol 1997;37:329-31.  Back to cited text no. 1
Venkov G. Verrucous carcinoma of the penis. Khirurgiia (Sofiia) 2003;59:22-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
Schwarts RA. Verrucous carcinoma of the skin and mucosa. J Am Acad Dermatol 1995;32:1-24.  Back to cited text no. 3
Yorganci A, Serinsoz E, Ensari A, Sertcelik A, Ortac F. A case report of multicentric verrucous carcinoma of the female genital tract. Gynecol Oncol 2003;90:478-81.  Back to cited text no. 4
Seixas AL, Ornellas AA, Marota A, Wisnescky A, Campos F, de Moraes JR. Verrucous carcinoma of the penis: Retrospective analysis of 32 cases. J Urol 1994;152:1476-9.  Back to cited text no. 5
Chaux A, Cubilla AL. Diagnostic problems in precancerous lesions and invasive carcinomas of the penis. Semin Diag Pathol 2012;29:72-82.  Back to cited text no. 6
Velasquez EF, Cubilla AL. Penile squamous cell carcinoma: Anatomic, pathologic and viral studies in Paraguay (1993-2007). Anal Quant Cytol Histol 2007;29:185-98.  Back to cited text no. 7
Candau-Alvarez A, Dean-Ferrer A, Alamillos-Granados FJ, Heredero-Jung S, Garcia-Garcia B, Ruiz-Masera JJ, et al. Verrucous carcinoma of the oral mucosa: An epidemiological and follow-up study of patients treated with surgery in 5 last years. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2014;19:e506-11.  Back to cited text no. 8
Korczak D, Siegel Y, Lindner A. Verrucous carcinoma of the penis. Harefuah 1989;117:436-7.  Back to cited text no. 9
Soria JC, Fizazi K, Piron D, Kramar A, Gerbaulet A, Haie-Mader C, et al. Squamous cell carcinoma of the penis: Multivariate analysis of prognostic factors and natural history in monocentric study with a conservative policy. An Oncol 1997;8:1089-98.  Back to cited text no. 10
Yokonishi T, Ito Y, Matsumoto T, Osaka K, Umemoto S, Komiya A, et al. Verrucous carcinoma of the penis: A case report. Hinyokika Kiyo 2010;56:335-8.  Back to cited text no. 11


  [Figure 1], [Figure 2], [Figure 3], [Figure 4]


    Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
    Access Statistics
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

  In this article
   Dermpath Quiz
    Article Figures

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded178    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal