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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 10:49

First Online: 08 March 2016Received: 03 January 2015Accepted: 23 February 2016DOI: 10.1186-s13256-016-0845-3

Cite this article as: de Lima Jr, M.M., de Lima, M.M. & Granja, F. J Med Case Reports 2016 10: 49. doi:10.1186-s13256-016-0845-3


BackgroundSteatocystoma simplex is an uncommon skin lesion with a histological pattern that is identical to that of steatocystoma multiplex. We are reporting this case of steatocystoma simplex for its uncommon location in the penile foreskin, and its occurrence in a Wapishana man.

Case presentationA 56-year-old man of Wapishana ethnicity presented with complaints of referred penile discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse for 5 years. A physical examination revealed a mobile, compressible subcutaneous non-tender mass of 4 cm diameter located on the left-side of his penile foreskin. There were no signs of inflammation, no grip on the penile shaft, and no urethral discharge or enlargement of lymph nodes. We found no evidence of other cysts on cutaneous examination. We performed classical excision of the lesion under local anesthesia and confirmed the diagnosis of steatocystoma with the pathological report. As there were no complications, we discharged him the same day.

ConclusionSteatocystoma can be considered a differential diagnosis for cystic lesions on and around the penis.

KeywordsAmazon Foreskin Indian Penis Steatocystoma  Download fulltext PDF

Autor: Mário Maciel de Lima Jr - Mário Maciel de Lima - Fabiana Granja


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