CO2 laser treatment of a kissing nevus of the penis: an alternative solution for a rare condition.

Correia, Bernardo; Duarte, Ana F; Haneke, Eckart; Correia, Osvaldo (2021). CO2 laser treatment of a kissing nevus of the penis: an alternative solution for a rare condition. Journal of dermatological treatment, 32(1), pp. 120-123. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/09546634.2019.1629384

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Divided or kissing nevi are a rare clinical variant of congenital melanocytic nevi developing in adjacent areas of the skin that undergo cleavage during embryogenesis. Penile lesions are even rarer, with only few cases described in the literature. Typically, they present as two opposing dark colored macular or papular lesions on the glans and prepuce, exhibiting a mirror-image symmetry relative to the coronal sulcus. The proposed management ranges from clinical follow-up to surgical excision. However, in this particularly sensitive location the risk of functional and esthetical complications is high, so an alternative treatment option was proposed. We report a case of a penile kissing nevus with its dermoscopic and histopathological characteristics as well as its successful treatment with the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Haneke, Eckart

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1471-1753

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Studer-Gauch

Date Deposited:

01 Feb 2022 14:27

Last Modified:

01 Feb 2022 14:27

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/09546634.2019.1629384

PubMed ID:

31173504

Uncontrolled Keywords:

CO2 laser congenital melanocytic nevus kissing nevus penis

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/164298

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