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Genital Lichen Sclerosus Et Atrophicus: A Benign Skin Disorder With Malignant Aftermath

Ankur Guliani, Sheetanshu Kumar, Divya Aggarwal, Muthu Sendhil Kumaran
Urology 2018, 117: e7-e8
Genital lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is an uncommon genital dermatosis. Its resemblance to vitiligo, especially during the earlier stages, leads to delay in its diagnosis. Apart from the common complications such as meatal stenosis, balanoposthitis, phimosis, and painful erections, squamous cell carcinoma is a rare but ominous complication of genital LSA. Herein, we present a case of long-standing penile LSA complicated by squamous cell carcinoma, stressing upon the requirement of early diagnosis and management of LSA.

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