Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10106
Title: Sclerosing lipogranuloma of the genitalia treated with corticosteroids.
Authors: Lawrentschuk, Nathan L ;Angus, David;Bolton, Damien M
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Studley Road, 3084, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: International Urology and Nephrology; 38(1): 97-9
Abstract: Primary sclerosing lipogranuloma is an unusual benign condition of the genitalia typically presenting as a painless mass affecting the penis and scrotum. Its importance lies in differentiating it from malignancy to avoid extensive surgery. It is normally treated with total or partial excision. This is the first reported case where oral corticosteroids have been used to treat this condition whereby a six-week course resulted in the mass disappearing. In conclusion, if sclerosing lipogranuloma is suspected biopsy should be undertaken to exclude sarcoma. We believe surgery should be reserved for recurrent or refractory cases when steroids have failed as first-line treatment.
Internal ID Number: 16502060
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10106
DOI: 10.1007/s11255-005-8572-5
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16502060
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Anti-Inflammatory Agents.therapeutic use
Granuloma.drug therapy.pathology
Humans
Male
Penile Diseases.drug therapy.pathology
Prednisolone.therapeutic use
Sclerosis.drug therapy.pathology
Appears in Collections:Journal articles

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
16502060.pdf39.74 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in AHRO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.