Revista chilena de cirugía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4026
NEVEU C, RODRIGO et al. Penile cancer. A ten years experience. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.2, pp. 103-107. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262008000200004.
Background: Penile epidermoid cancer is uncommon and is associated to certain hygienic behaviors and poor economical conditions. There is no information about the incidence of this cancer in Chile, but it is probably low. Aim: To report the experience in the management of penile cancer between 1997 and 2006. Material and methods: Retrospective review of 23 patients aged 26 to 80 years, with a penile cancer. Results: The mean delay between symptom appearance and consultation was 20 months. The cause for consultation was a penile mass in 19, that was ulcerated in 11. Nineteen patients had lymph node involvement and no patient had distant metastases. Therefore, 74 % of patients were in stage II or IV at the moment of consultation. Mean survival was 19, 36, 16 and 8 months for stages I, II, III and IV respectively. Conclusions: In patients with penile cancer, there is a great delay between the onset of symptoms and time of consultation. This results in a high mortality and bad treatment results
Palabras clave : Penile cancer; epidermoid carcinoma; mortality.