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Plexiform neurofibromatosis of penis: a rare presentation of type 1 neurofibromatosis
  1. Ravi Banthia1,
  2. Priyank Yadav1,
  3. Rajiv Agarwal2 and
  4. Hira Lal3
  1. 1Urology and Renal Transplantation, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Plastic Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  3. 3Radiodiagnosis, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hira Lal; hiralal2007{at}


Although more than 100 cases of genitourinary neurofibromas have been reported, only 16 cases of solitary neurofibroma arising in the penis have been reported in English literature. There can be diffuse or localised pelvic involvement in cases of neurofibromatosis and sometimes these masses can extend into and disfigure the external genitalia. We report an unusual case of plexiform neurofibroma arising from penis and review the literature on penile neurofibromas.

  • urology
  • urological surgery
  • radiology
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  • Contributors RB and PY conceived the manuscript. RA was the operating surgeon. HL was the radiologist associated with the case and provided MRI images. RB and PY prepared the manuscript and provided the clinical images. The final draft was reviewed and approved by all the authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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