Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : PD05 - PD06

Penile Epidermal Cyst: A Case Report PD05-PD06

Veerapandian Kumaraguru, Ravi Prabhu, Narayanasamy Subbaraju Kannan

Dr. Narayanasamy Subbaraju Kannan,
Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute,
Pondicherry, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth-607402, India.

Epidermal cysts also known as epidermoid cysts, is one of the common benign tumours presenting anywhere in the body. However, epidermal cyst in the penis is very rare. This condition in children is usually congenital due to abnormal embryologic closure of the median raphe; hence, it is termed as median raphe cysts (MRCs). Penile epidermal cysts may occur in adults following trauma or surgery due to epidermal elements being trapped within closed space. During wound healing, trapped squamous epithelium, undergoing keratinisation leads to cyst formation. Here, we report a rare case of patient with a penile epidermoid cyst whose main complaints was discomfort during coitus.