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May 1972

Nonvenereal Sclerosing Lymphangitis of the Penis

Author Affiliations

Charlottesville, Va

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville. Dr. Greenberg is now with US Army Hospital, Augsburg, Germany.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(5):728-729. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620080054016

Nonvenereal sclerosing lymphangitis of the penis is a peculiar disorder involving the lymphatics of the coronary sulcus. Three patients had the typical cord-like, nodular penile lesion which, upon palpation, had a characteristic cartilaginous firmness. The apparent rarity of the disorder may be misleading, since it is asymptomatic and enjoys a benign, self-limited clinical course.