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August 1988

Atypical Pigmented Penile Macules

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dermatology) (Dr Leicht), Surgical Pathology (Dr Youngberg), Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Pathology (Dr Diaz-Miranda), East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, Johnson City.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(8):1267-1270. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670080079024

• We describe three patients with pigmentary lesions of the penis that simulated malignant melanoma. The pathologic features were unimpressive, although one lesion may have represented a melanoma in evolution. The biologic potential of such lesions and their appropriate therapy remain to be defined.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:1267-1270)