Extramammary paget disease of the penoscrotal region

Pathol Res Pract. 2023 Jan:241:154283. doi: 10.1016/j.prp.2022.154283. Epub 2022 Dec 22.


Extramammary Paget disease is an uncommon slow growing intraepithelial malignant neoplasm. It can be classified into primary and secondary subtypes, with secondary subtype associated with underlying malignancy. Extramammary Paget disease of the penoscrotal region is extremely rare with very limited literature available describing its clinicopathologic characteristics. We present 6 cases of penoscrotal EMPD diagnosed at our academic medical center over a 20 year period. These included 5 cases of scrotal EMPD and 1 case of penile EMPD. The mean age at diagnosis was 68.6 yrs. (Range 61-78 years), One case of scrotal EMPD had history of renal cell carcinoma and prostatic adenocarcinoma, while one other case presented as recurrent EMPD with initial disease in the left groin. EMPD in the glans penis was associated with a history of urothelial carcinoma in the ureter with pagetoid spread. 3 cases had no progression of the disease till recent follow up, 2 were lost to follow up while 1 case rapidly deteriorated resulting in death. This case had bone metastatic and associated peritoneal carcinomatosis. Thus, Extramammary Paget disease of the penoscrotal area is extremely rare, can be primary or associated with visceral malignancies and usually tends to present at an older age. Peritoneal spread and distant metastasis are associated with rapid progression of the disease.

Keywords: Extramammary; Paget; Penoscrotal.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Transitional Cell*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Paget Disease, Extramammary* / diagnosis
  • Paget Disease, Extramammary* / pathology
  • Prostatic Neoplasms*
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms*