Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Zoon plasma cell balanitis: an overview and role of histopathology.
Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2004; 12(4):268-73.AD

Abstract

Balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis or Zoon's balanitis is an idiopathic, benign condition of the genitalia that mostly presents as a solitary, persistent plaque on the glans of primarily uncircumcised, middle-aged to older men. Its etiology and pathogenesis remains speculative. This article provides an overview of the clinical morphology, microscopic features, differential diagnosis and therapy. Particular attention is paid to histopathologic features. Besides, a case is presented of an uncircumcised man with clinical and histologic features of balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis who was successfully cured by circumcision. The distinction of this lesion from similar lesions is rather important, and a large group of disorders such as premalignant, infective and other inflammatory penile diseases should be definitely taken into consideration on the differential diagnosis. It seems that circumcision might be the current 'gold standard' for treatment of this disorder.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ministry of Defense, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15588560

Citation

Pastar, Zrinjka, et al. "Zoon Plasma Cell Balanitis: an Overview and Role of Histopathology." Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, vol. 12, no. 4, 2004, pp. 268-73.
Pastar Z, Rados J, Lipozencić J, et al. Zoon plasma cell balanitis: an overview and role of histopathology. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2004;12(4):268-73.
Pastar, Z., Rados, J., Lipozencić, J., Skerlev, M., & Loncarić, D. (2004). Zoon plasma cell balanitis: an overview and role of histopathology. Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC, 12(4), 268-73.
Pastar Z, et al. Zoon Plasma Cell Balanitis: an Overview and Role of Histopathology. Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2004;12(4):268-73. PubMed PMID: 15588560.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Zoon plasma cell balanitis: an overview and role of histopathology. AU - Pastar,Zrinjka, AU - Rados,Jaka, AU - Lipozencić,Jasna, AU - Skerlev,Mihael, AU - Loncarić,Davorin, PY - 2004/12/14/pubmed PY - 2005/4/13/medline PY - 2004/12/14/entrez SP - 268 EP - 73 JF - Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC JO - Acta Dermatovenerol Croat VL - 12 IS - 4 N2 - Balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis or Zoon's balanitis is an idiopathic, benign condition of the genitalia that mostly presents as a solitary, persistent plaque on the glans of primarily uncircumcised, middle-aged to older men. Its etiology and pathogenesis remains speculative. This article provides an overview of the clinical morphology, microscopic features, differential diagnosis and therapy. Particular attention is paid to histopathologic features. Besides, a case is presented of an uncircumcised man with clinical and histologic features of balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis who was successfully cured by circumcision. The distinction of this lesion from similar lesions is rather important, and a large group of disorders such as premalignant, infective and other inflammatory penile diseases should be definitely taken into consideration on the differential diagnosis. It seems that circumcision might be the current 'gold standard' for treatment of this disorder. SN - 1330-027X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15588560/Zoon_plasma_cell_balanitis:_an_overview_and_role_of_histopathology_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -