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Image Number 454 (Squamous cell carcinoma)


Diagnosis: Squamous cell carcinoma

Site: Penis

Sex: M

Age: 56

Type: Clinical

Description: Red plaque on the glans

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Squamous cell carcinoma of the penis often presents as a slowly enlarging red plaque which may bleed on trauma.There may be a previous history of genital wart virus. The condition is often in situ at first.When it becomes invasive a nodule will develope.While in situ it is readily treatable with imiquimod cream over a 6 week period.

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