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A study of histo-morphological changes of preputial skin

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Kavya S,Volga Harikrishnan*,Chitra Srinivasan

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9267

Print ISSN : 2581-5725

Article First Page : 150

Article End Page : 153


Introduction: Prepuce is the skin covering the glans penis. The normal histological appearance of the prepuce shows a keratinized stratified squamous epithelium with ridged appearance and is rich in nerves, Schwann cells, Meissner's corpuscles, lymphoid cells, and capillaries. While the prepuce is more commonly perceived as a vestigial organ, several studies exist to demonstrate its importance in keeping the glans penis warm and protecting it in utero. The various lesions existing in the prepuce range from infectious to non-infectious (inflammatory, neoplastic, etc.).This study aims to observe the wide spectrum of lesions affecting the prepuce.
Materials and Methods: A Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of preputial skin sent for analysis over a period of 10 months to the department of Pathology was done. Review of the histopathological findings, clinical findings, age, and clinical presentations was done
Results: In this study, there is an increased incidence of chronic balanoposthitis in the study population. Preputial abnormalities were found to be more common in patients between 21 to 30 years of age. The most common clinical presentation observed in the patients is phimosis
Conclusion: This study has revealed the existence of several common misconceptions about the prepucal skin and demonstrates the incidence of various prepucal lesions among the population.

Keywords: Chronic balanoposthitis, Condylomata accuminatum, Phimosis, Prepuce.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.achr.2019.028