Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Penis and Scrotum in a Patient With Chronic Scrotal and Penile Lymphedema

Indian J Dermatol. 2010 Oct;55(4):387-9. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.74563.


Squamous cell carcinoma arising from tissue affected by chronic lymphedema is rare, though it is recognized that a variety of malignant tumors can arise in chronic congenital or acquired lymphedema. We describe, a case of scrotal and penile squamous cell carcinoma arising in a patient with a history of chronic scrotal and penile lymphedema of filarial origin. We here discuss the management and possible etiology of this unusual case.

Keywords: Scrotal lymphedema; Squamous cell carcinoma; penile lymphedema.