A review of penile metastasis

  • Luigi Mearini | luigi.mearini@tin.it Urology Department, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • Renato Colella Pathological Anatomy and Histology Department, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • Alessandro Zucchi Urology Department, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • Elisabetta Nunzi Urology Department, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • Carlo Porrozzi Urology Department, University of Perugia, Italy.
  • Massimo Porena Urology Department, University of Perugia, Italy.

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 vascularization. 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, physiopathology, diagnosis and therapy of penile secondary cancer.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Published
2012-06-14
Section
Reviews
Keywords:
penis, penile metastasis, secondary malignancy, malignant priapism.
Statistics
Abstract views: 3368

PDF: 1148
HTML: 1719
Share it

PlumX Metrics

PlumX Metrics provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment. Examples include, when research is mentioned in the news or is tweeted about. Collectively known as PlumX Metrics, these metrics are divided into five categories to help make sense of the huge amounts of data involved and to enable analysis by comparing like with like.

How to Cite
Mearini, L., Colella, R., Zucchi, A., Nunzi, E., Porrozzi, C., & Porena, M. (2012). A review of penile metastasis. Oncology Reviews, 6(1), e10. https://doi.org/10.4081/oncol.2012.e10