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Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2394-1111,Vol.: 15, Issue.: 3

Original-research-article

Routine Histopathological Analysis of Non-suspicious Looking Foreskin for Adult Patients: Is It Necessary?

 

N. Kadi1*, L. Kayali2 and A. S. Bates3

1Leighton Hospital, Mid Cheshire, United Kingdom.

2Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom.

3University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Hamdy A. Sliem, Professor, Internal Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt and College of Dentistry, Qassim University and EL-Jouf University, Saudi Arabia.

Reviewers:

(1) Guven Aslan, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey.

(2) Alok Nahata, Malaysia.

(3) Diana C. Tapia-Pancardo, National Autonomous University of México, México.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/22246

Abstracts

Objective: To evaluate the routine histopathological analysis of foreskin in adult patients and determine whether histological processing is necessary in patients with non-suspicious foreskin. 

Materials and Methods: All adult foreskin sent for histopathological analysis between September 2014 and February 2016 at a single institution (Leighton hospital) was included in this study. Histology was compared to macroscopic appearances. A cost analysis was performed.

Results: There were 262 specimens of foreskin sent for histopathological analysis between September 2014 and February 2016. The average age for patients was 48.5 years. Most cases showed chronic inflammation, (n=110, 42%). No cancer was identified in macroscopically non- suspicious looking foreskin. Clinically diagnosed balanitis, xerotica obliterans and suspicious looking foreskin was predictive of histological abnormality.

Conclusion: Sinister pathology was not identified in non-suspicious specimens. We recommend that foreskin of patients with a high risk for penile malignancy, and macroscopically abnormal looking foreskin should always be sent for histological analysis.

Keywords :

Circumcision; histopathology; abnormal; foreskin; cancer.

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMPS/2017/38117

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