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Normal variants in patients consulted in the Dermatology Clinic for lesions of the male external genitalia.

Michajłowski I, Sobjanek M, Michajłowski J, Włodarkiewicz A, Matuszewski M - Cent European J Urol (2012)

Bottom Line: Other 'non-pathological' lesions were diagnosed in a considerably lower number of patients.In 32 patients (8% of all patients) the reason of admission to the Clinic was just the presence of some 'non-pathological' lesions.Normal variants represent a substantial percentage of generally asymptomatic lesions and the only indication for their removal is cosmetic discomfort or venerophobia.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: So far there have been no papers analyzing the incidence of 'non-pathological' lesions or normal variants on the male external genitalia. Subsequently, the number of patients consulted due to the presence of such lesions remains unknown. The aim of the study was to estimate the incidence of normal variants in patients who were consulted due to lesions on the skin or mucosa of the male external genitalia.

Material and methods: The study group consisted of 400 males, aged 3-91, who were consulted due to lesions on the genitalia in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology of the Medical University of Gdańsk.

Results: The most common lesions were hyperpigmentation of the median raphe of the penis and scrotum (85.6%), pearly penile papules (24%), and prominent veins (24%). Sebaceous hyperplasia or ectopic sebaceous glands were revealed in 9% of patients, respectively. Melanocytic nevi were diagnosed with similar frequency (9.5%), whereas skin tags more rarely (7%). Other 'non-pathological' lesions were diagnosed in a considerably lower number of patients. In 32 patients (8% of all patients) the reason of admission to the Clinic was just the presence of some 'non-pathological' lesions. Pearly penile papules were found to be the most common condition, occurring in 78.1% patients.

Conclusions: Normal variants represent a substantial percentage of generally asymptomatic lesions and the only indication for their removal is cosmetic discomfort or venerophobia.

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Figure 0011: Single angioma on the internal lamina of the prepuce.

Mentions: Angiomas (Fig. 12) and angiokeratomas (Fig. 13) were detected in 18 patients (4.5%). In most cases the lesions were multiple, and occurred as small (1-3 mm), cherry red to port-colored papules. These lesions seem to be benign, still due to the localization prone to injury, they may lead to occasional bleedings [12]. However, even then, the treatment is unnecessary. For cosmetic reasons, laser treatment or electrosurgery is used, still with relapses of the lesions observed [11].


Normal variants in patients consulted in the Dermatology Clinic for lesions of the male external genitalia.

Michajłowski I, Sobjanek M, Michajłowski J, Włodarkiewicz A, Matuszewski M - Cent European J Urol (2012)

Single angioma on the internal lamina of the prepuce.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3921764&req=5

Figure 0011: Single angioma on the internal lamina of the prepuce.
Mentions: Angiomas (Fig. 12) and angiokeratomas (Fig. 13) were detected in 18 patients (4.5%). In most cases the lesions were multiple, and occurred as small (1-3 mm), cherry red to port-colored papules. These lesions seem to be benign, still due to the localization prone to injury, they may lead to occasional bleedings [12]. However, even then, the treatment is unnecessary. For cosmetic reasons, laser treatment or electrosurgery is used, still with relapses of the lesions observed [11].

Bottom Line: Other 'non-pathological' lesions were diagnosed in a considerably lower number of patients.In 32 patients (8% of all patients) the reason of admission to the Clinic was just the presence of some 'non-pathological' lesions.Normal variants represent a substantial percentage of generally asymptomatic lesions and the only indication for their removal is cosmetic discomfort or venerophobia.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: So far there have been no papers analyzing the incidence of 'non-pathological' lesions or normal variants on the male external genitalia. Subsequently, the number of patients consulted due to the presence of such lesions remains unknown. The aim of the study was to estimate the incidence of normal variants in patients who were consulted due to lesions on the skin or mucosa of the male external genitalia.

Material and methods: The study group consisted of 400 males, aged 3-91, who were consulted due to lesions on the genitalia in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology of the Medical University of Gdańsk.

Results: The most common lesions were hyperpigmentation of the median raphe of the penis and scrotum (85.6%), pearly penile papules (24%), and prominent veins (24%). Sebaceous hyperplasia or ectopic sebaceous glands were revealed in 9% of patients, respectively. Melanocytic nevi were diagnosed with similar frequency (9.5%), whereas skin tags more rarely (7%). Other 'non-pathological' lesions were diagnosed in a considerably lower number of patients. In 32 patients (8% of all patients) the reason of admission to the Clinic was just the presence of some 'non-pathological' lesions. Pearly penile papules were found to be the most common condition, occurring in 78.1% patients.

Conclusions: Normal variants represent a substantial percentage of generally asymptomatic lesions and the only indication for their removal is cosmetic discomfort or venerophobia.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus