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Arch Esp Urol. 1999 Sep;52(7):792-4.

[Squamous carcinoma of the male urethra, its presentation as a scrotal abscess].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital de la Merced, Osuna, Sevilla, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a case of urethral carcinoma presenting as scrotal abscess.

METHODS:

A 53-year-old man presented with swelling, redness and pain in the scrotum. He had a history of urethral stricture and multiple scrotal abscesses. Incision and drainage were performed and the patient was treated with antibiotics without improvement. Incision and drainage were repeated and a biopsy of the tissue edges of the abscess were performed.

RESULTS:

Histopathological analysis disclosed a squamous cell carcinoma arising from the urethra.

CONCLUSION:

Patients with a history of urethral stricture should be followed closely. A scrotal biopsy should be performed in patients who do not improve with antibiotic therapy.

PMID:
10540772
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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