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Penile cancer: a case series in two tertiary care teaching hospitals with review of literature

Authors:

Arghya Basu ,

B.R. Singh Hospital & Research Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal, IN
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Department of Oncology
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Arnab Mondal,

IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, IN
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Department of General Surgery
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Harish Kela

IPGMER & SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, IN
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Department of General Surgery
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Abstract

Introduction

Carcinoma of penis is a very rare disease most commonly affecting elderly men. This rare disease can have terrible and horrifying consequences on the social and emotional life of patients as well as their families. The objective of our case series is to describe the sociodemographic and clinical features, the standard investigations and treatment protocols and follow up of patients who presented to our hospitals.

 

Methodology

This is a prospective study of fourteen patients admitted in two tertiary care teaching institutions of Kolkata between January 2013 to December 2015 with a histopathological diagnosis of penile cancer.

 

Results and discussion

Age of patients varied between 45 to 82 years. Duration of disease varied between 3-13 months. Nine patients had palpable inguinal lymphadenopathy and 2 patients had liver metastases. Eight patients underwent partial amputation of penis and 4 patients underwent total amputation.

 

Conclusion

Penile cancer is a rare disease with devastating consequences. Patients often present late and the primary surgical treatment is often disfiguring. Aggressive surgical treatment of the primary disease and groin remains the cornerstone in the management of high-risk cases.
How to Cite: Basu, A., Mondal, A. and Kela, H., 2017. Penile cancer: a case series in two tertiary care teaching hospitals with review of literature. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 35(4), pp.12–17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v35i4.8433
Published on 29 Dec 2017.
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