A challenging diagnosis of penile sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma

Sophia Zhang, Hasan Khosravi, Michael Cardis, Jaroslaw Jedrych, Jonhan Ho, Yuri Bunimovich

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Abstract

We report a patient with penile sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) initially misdiagnosed as condyloma acuminatum. Sarcomatoid SCC is a rare, aggressive, biphasic cancer that often presents a diagnostic challenge and carries a poor prognosis, especially after a delay in diagnosis. Although sarcomatoid SCC may exhibit a broad range of clinical features, the expression of p63 and keratin 34?E12 is a common finding. Our case highlights the importance of accurate clinicopathologic correlation to facilitate a timely diagnosis and management of this rare and highly aggressive malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatology online journal
Volume25
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 15 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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    Zhang, S., Khosravi, H., Cardis, M., Jedrych, J., Ho, J., & Bunimovich, Y. (2019). A challenging diagnosis of penile sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinoma. Dermatology online journal, 25(10).