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Urol Int. 2002;68(4):291-4.

Squamous cell carcinoma in long-standing untreated lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of the penis.

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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.


Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus is an uncommon disease of skin and genital mucosa in both sexes. Involvement of the male genital mucosa is usually complicated by recurrent balanoposthitis, ulceration, phimosis, and meatal stenosis. The development of a squamous cell carcinoma is extremely rare in genital lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in males as compared with females. We report a 70-year-old male with a squamous cell carcinoma of the glans superimposed on long-standing lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of glans and prepuce. The patient in addition had a basal cell carcinoma on his face. Awareness of this rare complication of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in males is emphasized.

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