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Penile Neoplasia Forensic Approach

2017-03

Dan Spinu, Catalin Belinski, Ioana Oprea, Dragos Marcu, Dan Mischianu, Ovidiu Bratu

Penile cancer is a relatively rare neoplasia with the overall incidence of less than 1 from 100000 patients in Europe and USA[1,2]. The majority of them are common scuamous cell carcinoma 48-65% of the cases followed by basaloid carcinoma, warty carcinoma, verrucous carcinoma, papillary carcinoma which cover for more than 30% with the rest of 5% going to rare types of neoplasia or mixed types.

As in cervix carcinoma the role of HPV has been proved, infact there is a rare type of PC which is directly linked to HPV[3]. As such, the prevalence of penile neoplasia is related to that of HPV in general population. Strains 16 and 18 are the most common findings in penile carcinoma[4]. [...]

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