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Revista Costarricense de Ciencias Médicas

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ORLICH-CASTELAN, Claudio  and  JIMENEZ-MONTERO, Ernesto. Hemangioendotelioma epitelioide del pene diagnósticado como enfermedad de Peyronies. Rev. costarric. cienc. méd [online]. 2006, vol.27, n.1-2, pp.61-64. ISSN 0253-2948.

We herein report a very rare case of an epitheloid hemangioendothelioma of the penis, initially misdiagnosed as Peyronies disease. There have been only twelve cases of this penile malignancy reported in the medical literature. This patient was initially treated with corrective surgery for a penile curvature and in the postoperative period got infected with total loss of the penis and a subsequent biopsy showed this rare malignancy with involvement of the vaginal tunics and spermatic cords on both sides. A total penectomy and oquiectomy had to be performed with placement of a suprapubic tube and of a perineal urethrostomy and he was treated with chemotherapy with a survival of close to four years.

Keywords : Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma; genital tumor.

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