Jpn J Cancer Oncol Res | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Verrucous Carcinoma of the Penis - Our Experience

Rajendra B Nerli1*, Shridhar C Ghagane2, Adarsh C Sanikop3, Murigendra B Hiremath4 and Neeraj S Dixit2

1Department of Urology, JN Medical College, India 2Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, India 3Department of Pathology, JN Medical College, India 4Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, India

*Correspondance to: Rajendra B Nerli 

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Background: Penile verrucous carcinoma is an extremely rare disease. The etiology, diagnosis and treatment of this carcinoma remain poorly understood. We report our series of pure penile verrucous carcinoma and discuss the clinical, pathological and outcome following surgical treatment. Materials and Methods: Hospital data was retrospectively retrieved in relation to patients admitted and treated for verrucous carcinoma of the penis at our center. Age at presentation, presenting clinical symptoms, biopsy techniques, histopathological reports, surgical procedure and outcome were noted and analyzed. Results: During the period, a total of 27 males with a mean age of 57.11 ± 5.55 years were treated for verrucous carcinoma of the penis. All the 27 patients presented with exophytic lesions appearing like cauliflower, verrucous and papillary. An appropriate biopsy was performed in all and the biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of verrucous carcinoma. Twenty two (81.4%) patients partial penectomy and Five (18.51%) others underwent wide excision. All these patients were followed up and none of the patients exhibited recurrence. Conclusion: Penile verrucous carcinoma is rare with locally invasive characteristics and complete surgical excision is the management of choice. Close follow-up is of great importance due to a substantial risk of local recurrence of the disease.


Verrucous carcinoma; Verruciform lesion; Lymph node enlargement; Penis; Wide excision


Nerli RB, Ghagane SC, Sanikop AC, Hiremath MB, Dixit NS. Verrucous Carcinoma of the Penis - Our Experience. Jpn J Cancer Oncol Res. 2020; 3(1): 1009.

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