Kissing Nevus of Penis: A Brief Case Report

  • Serhat Çetin Viransehir State Hospital
  • Murat Yavuz Koparal Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Training and Research Hospital
  • Ender Cem Bulut Van Training and Research Hospital
  • Onur Oral Viransehir State Hospital
  • Muharrem Baturu Viransehir State Hospital
  • Mustafa Özgür Tan Gazi University Faculty of Medicine
Keywords: Kissing nevus, divided nevus, penis, melano cytic nevus

Abstract

Kissing nevus is a rare clinical variation of the congenital melanocytic nevi located on adjacent sites of the body at which division occurs during embryogenesis. Kissing nevus is a curious type of nevus that was first described on the eyelids in 1908. These lesions are very rare on the penis; including this case, only 20 patients have been reported to date in the literature. We present one new case of kissing nevus of the penis along with histopathological findings.

Author Biographies

Serhat Çetin, Viransehir State Hospital
Urology Clinic
Murat Yavuz Koparal, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University Training and Research Hospital
Department of Urology
Ender Cem Bulut, Van Training and Research Hospital
Department of Urology
Onur Oral, Viransehir State Hospital
Pathology Clinic
Muharrem Baturu, Viransehir State Hospital
Urology Clinic
Mustafa Özgür Tan, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Urology

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Published
2018-06-19