Dr. med. Dirk Manski

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Penile Metastasis

Possible causes are hematogenous or lymphatic spread to the penis from bladder cancer [fig. penile metastasis], rectum, prostate cancer, and, less commonly, kidney cancer or lung cancer.

Signs and Symptoms:


Penile metastases are a sign of advanced malignant disease with a poor prognosis; most patients die within one year. Options of palliative care include systemic chemotherapy, radiation therapy, suprapubic catheter, or, on rare occasion, radical penectomy.

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Mearini L, Colella R, Zucchi A, Nunzi E, Porrozzi C, Porena M. A review of penile metastasis. Oncol Rev. 2012 Jun 14;6(1):e10. doi: 10.4081/oncol.2012.e10.

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