Penile cancer is a very rare malignancy and it is usually identified as a nodule or an ulceration. We report a case of locally advanced penile cancer presented as a urethral stricture and recurrent scrotal abscess. The patient had been treating for obstructive voiding symptoms and septic condition for 5 months. Because of persistent symptoms, a drainage of the abscess was performed and the histopathological examination showed infiltrating moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of penis. He underwent a surgical Emasculation followed by the administration of a combination of chemotherapy (paclitaxel, ifosfamide, and cisplatin). We highlight the importance of including penile cancer in the differential diagnosis of scrotal abscess and urethral stricture. A multimodal approach is an effective strategy to manage the disease.
The aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male. 2019 Aug 09 [Epub ahead of print]
Aldo Franco De Rose, Francesca Ambrosini, Laura Tomasello, Francesco Boccardo, Carlo Terrone
a Department of Urology, San Martino University Hospital – IST National Cancer Research Institute , Genoa , Italy., b Academic Unit of Medical Oncology, San Martino University Hospital – IST National Cancer Research Institute , Genoa , Italy.