Preputial Cysts

  • Mohamed A. Baky Fahmy


Cysts arising in the penis are uncommon; they can be found anywhere from the urethral meatus to the root of the penis involving glans, foreskin, or shaft. Preputial and penile cysts are classified according to their histological features and location. The most common types of penile cysts are the smegma, median raphe cysts, epidermal inclusion and other rare cysts, which are only declared as a case reports. Lack of awareness of the health-care providers and parents about these conditions leads to unnecessary investigations and medication. Excision is the main trend for management for preputial cysts. There is a great confusion among scholars who are reporting these rare entities not only in the nomenclature of such cysts, but also in its origin and pathogenesis.


Median raphe cyst Epidermoid cysts Smegmoma Prepucial Epstein pearl Smegma pearls cysts Dermoid Mucinous cysts and apocrine hidrocystoma 



Apocrine hidrocystoma


Epidermoid cyst


Median raphe cysts


Prepucial Epstein pearl


Pearly penile papule


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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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