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01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

BMC Urology 1/2015

Penile metastasis of sigmoid colon carcinoma: a rare case report

BMC Urology > Ausgabe 1/2015
Zhengbang Dong, Chao Qin, Qijie Zhang, Lei Zhang, Haijing Yang, Jingdong Zhang, Fei Wang
Wichtige Hinweise
Zhengbang Dong, Chao Qin, Qijie Zhang, contributed equally to this work.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

ZBD, CQ and QJZ drafted the manuscript and revised it. HJY, LZ and JDZ participated in data collection. FW collected cases and do the check. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.



Metastasis to penis usually arises from genitourinary organs, but in rare cases, metastasis comes from the sigmoid colon. Furthermore, very few cases of penile metastasis of primary sigmoid colon carcinoma have been reported.

Case presentation

We described a case of a 53-year-old man with penile metastasis of sigmoid colon carcinoma along with a review of the literature. Physical examination revealed two subcutaneous nodules on the glans penis. Biopsy of the nodules showed that penile metastasis of sigmoid colon carcinoma.


Metastasis of sigmoid colon carcinoma to the penis is extremely rare, which presents an advanced form of sigmoid colon carcinoma, therefore survival is extremely shortened. Although treatment of penile metastasis is almost always palliative, it is important to recognize this unusual manifestation so that timely appropriate treatment can be initiated. Early recognition may enhance survival rate of these patients.
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