Introduction. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a rare, chronic destructive inflammatory lesion. The pathological finding is typically lymphocyte and plasma cell infiltration, surrounded by accumulating lipid-laden macrophages.
Methods. A 65-year-old healthy man presented with a 3-week history of a painless palpable mass in the penis.
Results. The patient underwent an excision of the mass with a tunica albuginea, and a graft from the tunica vaginaglis. Histopathological findings showed the diffuse xanthogranulomatous inflammation.
Conclusions. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of corpus cavernosum in old men is a rare condition. The inflammatory mass should be treated by complete excision and graft. Seo IY, Jo HJ, and Rim JS. Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of corpus cavernosum. J Sex Med 2007;4:1763–1765.