Zoon’s Balanitis

  • Mohamed A. Baky Fahmy


Zoon’s balanitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the glans penis diagnosed histologically. Its a chronic disease of unknown etiology, described mainly in middle-aged or elderly uncircumcised man that begins as one or more roundish or polycyclic dark red patches with indistinct borders on the glans and/or internal preputial lamina. This type of balanitis is considered as a benign lesion, but it could be precancerous. Many therapeutic modalities are described to treat such cases, and different types of laser are also effective.


Zoon’s balanitis Erythroplasia of Queyrat 



Squamous cell carcinoma


Zoon’s balanitis


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed A. Baky Fahmy
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  1. 1.Pediatric SurgeryAl Azher UniversityCairoEgypt

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