Simultaneous Occurrence of Balanoposthitis Circumscripta Plasmacellularis Zoon, Phimosis and in Situ Carcinoma of the Penis: Case Report with An Unusual Ulcerated Polypoid Variant of Zoon’s Disease and a Carcinoma in Situ of Reserve Cell Type


  • Uwe Wollina Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, 01067 Dresden
  • Jacqueline Schönlebe Städtisches Klinikum Dresden - Institute of Pathology "Georg Schmorl", Dresden
  • Alberto Goldman Clinica Goldman, Plastic Surgery, Porto Alegre/RS
  • Georgi Tchernev Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior (MVR), Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia; Onkoderma - Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia
  • Torello Lotti Università Degli Studi "G. Marconi”, Rome



Balanitis plasmacellularis Zoon, Morbus Queyrat, Penile cancer, Carcinoma in situ, Circumcision, Pimosis, HPV


BACKGROUND: Zoon's balanitis is a benign disease characterized by an asymptomatic, chronic, solitary, shiny, red-orange plaque of the glans and/ or prepuce. In rare cases of Zoon’s disease, penile squamous cell carcinoma developed in the chronic inflammatory lesions.

CASE REPORT: We report on a 68-year-old male patient presenting with phimosis and coexistent Zoon’s disease and penile carcinoma in situ treated successfully by circumcision.

CONCLUSION: Coexistence of both lesions in contrast to the development of cancerous lesions within pre-existent Zoon’s disease is a very rare observation.


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Wollina U, Schönlebe J, Goldman A, Tchernev G, Lotti T. Simultaneous Occurrence of Balanoposthitis Circumscripta Plasmacellularis Zoon, Phimosis and in Situ Carcinoma of the Penis: Case Report with An Unusual Ulcerated Polypoid Variant of Zoon’s Disease and a Carcinoma in Situ of Reserve Cell Type. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Dec. 31 [cited 2022 Oct. 1];6(1):61-3. Available from:

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