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Penile Epidermoid Cyst Consisted of Multiple Foci: A Case Report

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Akiou Okumura, Kiyoshi Takagawa, Hideki Fuse


Department of Clinical Laboratory, Kurobe City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.
Department of Urology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences for Research, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan.
Department of Urology, Kurobe City Hospital, Toyama, Japan.


Penile epidermoid cysts are uncommon, and a small number of cases have been reported worldwide. We present the first documented patient with a penile epidermoid cyst which consisted of multiple focuses. A 37-year-old man presented to our department with a chief complaint of an asymptomatic, soft mass in the ventral part of the penis. The mass was nontender, freely movable and measuring 3 cm within the dermis. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) revealed a high signal intensity on both T1- and T2-weighted images. Excision of the cyst was performed under local anesthesia. Macroscopically, the cut surface of the mass appeared to be full of a cheese-like material and the cyst consisted of multiple focuses. The cyst did not contain skin appendages. The pathological diagnosis was an epidermoid cyst of the penis. No recurrence has been noted in the year since the operation.


Penis; Epidermoid Cyst; Multiple Focuses

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A. Okumura, K. Takagawa and H. Fuse, "Penile Epidermoid Cyst Consisted of Multiple Foci: A Case Report," Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 214-215. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2012.23039.

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