Two patients with penile keloids: a review of the literature

Ann Plast Surg. 1997 Dec;39(6):662-5. doi: 10.1097/00000637-199712000-00022.


Keloid formation on the penis is exceptionally rare even though the penis is frequently subjected to surgical manipulations such as circumcision. Review of the literature revealed a few reports of patients with penile keloids. A 13-year-old Caucasian boy who had a pronounced penile keloid after circumcision and a 56-year-old Caucasian male who had keloid formation on the dorsum of the shaft of the penis after several attacks of penoscrotal hidradenitis suppurativa are presented. They comprise the fifth and the sixth cases of keloid formation in the literature to our knowledge. Intralesional steroid injection and surgical excision are the treatment modalities for this malady. Surgical excision appears to be the choice of treatment for larger lesions that are disabling. Recurrence is still possible, of course.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Circumcision, Male / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intralesional
  • Keloid / etiology
  • Keloid / pathology
  • Keloid / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Penile Diseases / etiology
  • Penile Diseases / pathology
  • Penile Diseases / therapy*
  • Penis / surgery
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide / administration & dosage


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide