Carcinoma of Penis

Clinical History

An elderly man with a history of penile warts presented with a lump on his penis.


The specimen is the distal end of an amputated penis, sliced longitudinally and mounted to display the cut and external surfaces. On the dorsum of the glans there is an irregular raised tumour measuring up to 2 cm in diameter. The tumour has an ulcerated granular surface. On examination of the cut surface, there is no obvious invasion of the underlying tissues. The ragged appearance of the other end of the specimen is due to the operative procedure. This is an example of a squamous cell carcinoma of the penis.