International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 97–99

Sclerosing Lipogranuloma of the Genitalia Treated with Corticosteroids

  • Nathan Lawrentschuk
  • David Angus
  • Damien M Bolton
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-005-8572-5

Cite this article as:
Lawrentschuk, N., Angus, D. & Bolton, D.M. Int Urol Nephrol (2006) 38: 97. doi:10.1007/s11255-005-8572-5

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.

Keywords

Adipose tissue Genital neoplasms Male Sclerosis Steroids 

Copyright information

© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan Lawrentschuk
    • 1
  • David Angus
    • 1
  • Damien M Bolton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and UrologyUniversity of Melbourne, Austin HospitalHeidelbergAustralia
  2. 2.Departments of SurgeryUniversity of Melbourne, Austin HospitalHeidelbergAustralia

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