Penile eruptive syringoma
Fred Bernardes Filho, Andreia De Oliveira Alves
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;28:268. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.28.268.14437

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Penile eruptive syringoma

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;28:268. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.28.268.14437

Received: 19/11/2017 - Accepted: 25/11/2017 - Published: 28/11/2017

Key words: Syringoma, penile diseases, warts

© Fred Bernardes Filho et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Fred Bernardes Filho, Dermatology Division, Department of Medical Clinics, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (f9filho@gmail.com)


Penile eruptive syringoma

Fred Bernardes Filho1,&, Andreia De Oliveira Alves2

 

1Dermatology Division, Department of Medical Clinics, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2Medical School, Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

 

 

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Fred Bernardes Filho, Dermatology Division, Department of Medical Clinics, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

 

 

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A 23-year-old man presented with a six-year history of asymptomatic papular lesions on the penis. He had no history of sexually transmitted disease and reported having sought dermatologic care because he was beginning a relationship and his new girlfriend wanted to be certain that he did not have a contagious disease. Clinical examination showed multiple yellow-colored papules, 1-3 mm in size, along the dorsum and sides of the penis. Similar lesions were not present elsewhere on the body. Punch biopsies of two lesions were performed and on microscopic examination a diagnosis of syringoma was made. The patient refused treatment once the lesions were asymptomatic. Syringoma exclusively located to the penis is an extraordinary rare dermatological condition. These lesions appear as one or multiple asymptomatic papules measuring from 1 to 3 mm in diameter. Penile syringomas usually present as multiple, flesh-coloured or brownish papules on the penile shaft at puberty or in early adult life.

 

 

Figure 1: multiple 1 to 3 mm yellow-colored papules along the dorsum and sides of the penis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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