Penile Epidermal Cyst: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
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.
Congenital, Eccrine ducts, Median raphe, Sequestration
Veerapandian Kumaraguru, Ravi Prabhu, Narayanasamy Subbaraju Kannan. PENILE EPIDERMAL CYST:
A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Apr 23 ]; 10:PD05-PD06. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 07, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Jan 19, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Feb 29, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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