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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 706572, 3 pages
Case Report

Primary Desmoplastic Melanoma of the Penis

1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
2Department of Urology, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
3Department of Pathology, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10065, USA
4Department of Urology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Received 20 July 2015; Accepted 21 October 2015

Academic Editor: Francesco M. Solivetti

Copyright © 2015 Julia T. Chu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Desmoplastic melanomas are rare amelanotic melanomas that usually occur on skin with sun exposure. In this report, we present a 72-year-old man who presented with a desmoplastic melanoma of the penis. To our knowledge this represents the first reported case of primary desmoplastic melanoma of the penis. We discuss the pathologic differential and histologic evaluation.