Priapism secondary to penile metastasis: A report of two cases and a review of the literature

Authors

  • Peter T. K. Chan MD, MSc,

    1. Department of Urology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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  • Louis R. Bégin MD,

    1. Department of Urology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    2. Department of Pathology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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  • Donald Arnold MD,

    1. Department of Urology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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  • Stephen A. Jacobson MD,

    1. Department of Urology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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  • Jacques Corcos MD,

    1. Department of Urology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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  • Gerald B. Brock MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Urology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    • Urology Research Laboratories, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Room 118, 3755 Cote Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1E2
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Abstract

Malignancy metastasis to the penis is an uncommon clinicopathological entity. We present two cases of malignant priapism following penile metastasis, in which the diagnosis was established by core needle biopsy of the corpus cavernosum. Primary tumors were urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder in one case (the patient having concomitant high-grade prostatic adenocarcinoma) and prostatic adenocarcinoma in the other. The clinicopathological features of 51 previously reported cases of penile metastasis in the recent literature are reviewed. J. Surg. Oncol. 1998:68:51–59. © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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