RESEARCH ARTICLE


Primary Penile Cancer + Peyronie’s Disease = Diagnostic Difficulty: A Case of Delayed Diagnosis with a Review of the Problem of Penile Neoplasms Masquerading as, or Being Masked by, Peyronie’s Disease



Chris Hurrell1, Stuart Irving1, Melanie Shaw2, §, Richard Y. Ball3 , Sudhanshu Chitale1, *
1 Departments of Urology,
2 Radiology &
3 Histopathology, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, NR4 7UY, UK


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Urology, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Colney Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UY, England; Tel: 0044 7748944385; E-mail: chitalenorwich@aol.com
§ Dr Shaw died on 9 July 2011.


Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma of the penis is a rare malignant neoplasm presenting as a hard painless lump, usually on the glans or prepuce but also, rarely, on the shaft. Peyronie’s disease is a relatively common (prevalence about 3%) benign condition that presents as a penile plaque or flat lump with or without penile curvature or deformity. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the penile shaft masquerading as, or being masked by, Peyronie’s disease.

Keywords: : Peyronie’s disease, carcinoma, penis..