Penile cancer as primary disease is relatively rare in developed countries. The penis is a rare site of metastases in spite of its rich vas-cularization. Approximately 500 cases have been reported in the literature; almost 70% of primary lesions are of pelvic origin (from genitourinary or recto-sigmoid primary tumors). We describe a case of penile metastasis from lung cancer. The rarity of the event prompted us to also explore related reviews and discuss the incidence, physio-pathology, diagnosis and therapy of penile secondary cancer.

A review of penile metastasis

MEARINI, Luigi;COLELLA, RENATO;ZUCCHI, ALESSANDRO;NUNZI, ELISABETTA;PORROZZI, CARLO;PORENA, Massimo
2012

Abstract

Penile cancer as primary disease is relatively rare in developed countries. The penis is a rare site of metastases in spite of its rich vas-cularization. Approximately 500 cases have been reported in the literature; almost 70% of primary lesions are of pelvic origin (from genitourinary or recto-sigmoid primary tumors). We describe a case of penile metastasis from lung cancer. The rarity of the event prompted us to also explore related reviews and discuss the incidence, physio-pathology, diagnosis and therapy of penile secondary cancer.
2012
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