A divided nevus of the penis is a rare embryological occurrence. The appearance of a congenital melanocytic nevus can be difficult to distinguish from penile melanosis. This article presents the successful excision and histopathologic evaluation of one such nevus.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Kissing or divided nevi are similar in shape to congenital melanocytic nevi located on an adjacent part of the body that are separated during embryogenesis. Kissing nevi of the upper and lower eyelids have been reported infrequently since the first report in 1908. Kissing nevi of the penis are very rare, with only 12 cases being reported until now, and this is the first case report in the Korean dermatological literature. A previously healthy 27-year-old man presented with asymptomatic black colored patches, which were detected 10 years ago, on the glans penis and the prepuce with growth in size. We report here a case of kissing nevus of the penis, which showed an obvious mirror-image symmetry relative to the coronal sulcus.
Annals of Dermatology 11/2011; 23(4):512-4. DOI:10.5021/ad.2011.23.4.512 · 1.39 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Kissing nevus is a curious type of nevus that was first described on the eyelids and
rarely described on the penis. We report two cases of kissing nevus of the penis and
review previously reported cases. The lesions of the kissing nevus of the penis
showed characteristic mirror-image symmetry relative to the coronal sulcus. On
histopathology, the lesion showed a compound nevus.
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