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September 1977

Apocrine Cystadenoma of the Penile Shaft

Author Affiliations

From the Veterans Administration Hospital (Dr Smith), and the Division of Dermatology (Drs Powell and Palmer), University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque. Dr Powell is now in private practice in Albuquerque. Dr Palmer is now a Fellow in Pathology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(9):1250-1251. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640090098017

• What is to our knowledge the first apocrine cystadenoma reported on the penile shaft is described. Of 96 previously reported apocrine cystadenomas, more than 90% were located on the face, ears, or scalp; the remainder occurred on the chest, axilla, or prepuce. Apocrine cystadenoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of solitary blue, gray, or flesh-colored cystic nodules in those areas.

(Arch Dermatol 113:1250-1251, 1977)