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Penile cutaneous horn: An enigma-newer insights and perspectives.

Karthikeyan K - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2015 Jan-Jun)

Bottom Line: Histopathology of the keratotic mass reveals nothing but keratin.The underlying mass may vary from verruca vulgaris to squamous cell carcinoma.The treatment is based on the pathology.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and STD, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry, India.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous horn refers to unusually cohesive keratinized material and not a true pathologic diagnosis. Though cutaneous horn has been described at various sites, horn over the penis is very rare and represents the most unusual site. The role of chronic irritation, phimosis, surgical trauma and radiotherapy have been implicated in penile horn formation. Penile horns present as elongated, keratinous, white or yellowish projections that range from a few millimeters to centimeters in size arising from the glans penis. Histopathology of the keratotic mass reveals nothing but keratin. The underlying mass may vary from verruca vulgaris to squamous cell carcinoma. The treatment is based on the pathology.

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Mentions: Penile horns present as elongated, keratinous, white or yellowish projections that range from a few millimeters to centimeters in size arising from the glans penis [Figures 1 and 2]. Cutaneous horns usually are asymptomatic and sometimes an incidental finding by the treating surgeon. These hard growths are nontender. Traumatic breakage of the horn is rare and can occur due to the projectile nature of the growth.


Penile cutaneous horn: An enigma-newer insights and perspectives.

Karthikeyan K - Indian J Sex Transm Dis (2015 Jan-Jun)

Penile horn
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4555894&req=5

Figure 2: Penile horn
Mentions: Penile horns present as elongated, keratinous, white or yellowish projections that range from a few millimeters to centimeters in size arising from the glans penis [Figures 1 and 2]. Cutaneous horns usually are asymptomatic and sometimes an incidental finding by the treating surgeon. These hard growths are nontender. Traumatic breakage of the horn is rare and can occur due to the projectile nature of the growth.

Bottom Line: Histopathology of the keratotic mass reveals nothing but keratin.The underlying mass may vary from verruca vulgaris to squamous cell carcinoma.The treatment is based on the pathology.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and STD, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Puducherry, India.

ABSTRACT
Cutaneous horn refers to unusually cohesive keratinized material and not a true pathologic diagnosis. Though cutaneous horn has been described at various sites, horn over the penis is very rare and represents the most unusual site. The role of chronic irritation, phimosis, surgical trauma and radiotherapy have been implicated in penile horn formation. Penile horns present as elongated, keratinous, white or yellowish projections that range from a few millimeters to centimeters in size arising from the glans penis. Histopathology of the keratotic mass reveals nothing but keratin. The underlying mass may vary from verruca vulgaris to squamous cell carcinoma. The treatment is based on the pathology.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus