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PENILE PAEDIATRIC KELOIDS: A RARE PRESENTATION

*Ozinko M.O., Otei O. O., Ikpi E.E

ABSTRACT

Penile keloids are rare presentations although the penis is subjected to frequent trauma of circumcision and repair of hypospadias and epispadias. A retrospective study of keloids and hypertrophic scars in our facility has revealed two cases of paediatric penile keloids in the 67 patients. A review of relevant literature has further buttress the rarity of the condition. This is a two year retrospective study of 67 patients who presented with 93 keloids managed in university of calabar teaching hospital from January 2012 to December 2013. Data were obtained from medical records unit, Wards and theatre records. The following information was retrieved; age, gender, cause of scar, latent period, site of the lesion, treatment modality and outcome. Out of 67 patients reviewed only two of them presented with penile keloids, representing 2.98%. They followed circumcision. They presented at the age of 13 months and 32 months. Penile keloid is a rare presentation among patients following trauma such as circumcision. A literature search revealed that in most of the cases reported the patients were teenagers and adults who had circumcision whereas our patients were less than 3 years of age.

Keywords: Penile keloids, circumcision, paediatric.


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