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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2015, Article ID 876464, 3 pages
Case Report

Palpable Penile Metastases: A Bizarre Presentation of Rectal Adenocarcinoma

Department of Urology, University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Avenue, Mailstop 1091, Toledo, OH 43614, USA

Received 13 July 2015; Accepted 27 August 2015

Academic Editor: Giorgio Carmignani

Copyright © 2015 Liza Cholin 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.


Metastasis to the penis is an uncommon occurrence, with only about 370 cases reported in the literature to date. The majority of the primary tumors are genitourinary in origin. We report on a patient with undiagnosed disseminated rectal adenocarcinoma, who first presented with lesions of the corporal bodies. A review of the literature indicates that corporeal metastasis as an initial presentation of malignancy is an extremely rare occurrence and carries a very poor prognosis.