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Int Adv Surg Oncol. 1979;2:201-21.

Carcinoma of the penis: analysis of 192 consecutive cases at the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplasicas.


Between 1952 and 1976 192 consecutive cases of penile epidermoid carcinoma were seen at the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplascias of Lima, Peru. The mean age when the disease developed was 60.5 years, with a peak incidence between 60 and 64 years (32 patients). No correlation was observed between extensive lesions of the shaft of the penis to high pathological staging. Clinical examination of the inguino-crural nodes is not a good criterion for staging. We wait six weeks after eradication of primary lesion before lymphadenectomy. No correlation exists between grade and pathological stage. When no lymph node was positive, the overall survival rate over five years was 90.69%; when lymph nodes were metastasized there was an overall survival rate over five years of only 9.39 percent. The coefficient of cancer versus noncancer cause of death was 1.25 for pathological stage I, 3.09 for pathological stage II, 4.83 for pathological stage III, and 10.000 for pathological stage IV. Our patients did have advanced disease, as 57.14% of deaths occurred at two years and 25.21% more at five years.

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