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Primary Melanoma of the Penis in 3 Patients With Lichen Sclerosus

Nicholas Turnbull, MBChB, FRACP, ICDP-UEMS1; Tang Shim, MB BCh, MRCP2; Neil Patel, MBBS, MRCP2; Silvano Mazzon, MB BCh, MRCP3; Christopher Bunker, MD, FRCP2
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1Waitemata District Health Board, Milford, Auckland, New Zealand
2Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, England
3East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Hertfordshire, England
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(2):226-227. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.3404.
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This report of cases describes primary melanoma of the penis in 3 patients with genital lichen sclerosus.

Genital lichen sclerosus (GLSc) is associated with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), although the precise cause is not known. We describe 3 male patients with GLSc and primary penile melanoma. To our knowledge, a possible association between lichen sclerosus and primary penile melanoma has not previously been discussed.

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Melanoma Involving the Left Coronal Sulcus of the Penis

This clinical image shows a firm nodule growing in the left coronal sulcus of the penis that was later confirmed to be melanoma.

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