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Dermoid cyst of the penis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9094475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A dermoid cyst of the penis has not been documented previously in the literature. We report a young Caucasian who had an important swelling of the penis dating back several months. On examination a subcutaneous mass on the dorsal aspect of the shaft and prepuce was present. A cutaneous sinus discharging purulent material was also noted above the mass. Laboratory tests including serology for syphilis and bacteriologic examination were negative. An excisional biopsy revealed a nodular lesion in the subcutaneous tissue with tufts of hair emerging from the surface. Histopathologic examination disclosed granulation tissue containing fragments of hair surrounded by granulomatous infiltrate. Serial sections allowed identification of a subcutaneous cyst. The wall was epidermoid and connected with several pilosebaceous units. A sinus tract lined by stratified squamous epithelium contiguous with the epidermis was also noted. Clinical and histopathologic differential diagnoses are discussed. Evidence for a congenital origin of this condition is given.
Authors:
C Tomasini; F Aloi; P Puiatti; V Caliendo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  194     ISSN:  1018-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatology (Basel)     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-19     Completed Date:  1997-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203244     Medline TA:  Dermatology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, University of Turin, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cutaneous Fistula / pathology
Dermoid Cyst / congenital,  pathology*
Epidermis / pathology
Epithelium / pathology
Fistula / pathology
Granulation Tissue / pathology
Hair / pathology
Humans
Male
Penile Diseases / pathology
Penile Neoplasms / congenital,  pathology*
Sebaceous Glands / pathology
Staphylococcal Infections
Suppuration

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