Penile Cancer: Contemporary Considerations in Management of Local DiseaseO’Neil B. · Brant W.O. · Slack S.D. · Tward J.D. · Myers J.B.
a Department of Surgery, Division of Urology; b Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Introduction: Traditional treatment for penile cancer involved wide excision resulting in both poor cosmesis, as well as poor sexual and urinary function. Contemporary approaches emphasize tissue preservation and reconstruction while maintaining comparable oncological outcomes. In this review, we summarize modern trends in the management of penile cancer, emphasizing contemporary minimally invasive techniques, reconstructive methodologies, and their effect on quality of life (QoL) and sexual function. Methods: PubMed search for publications on the management options and functional outcomes of penile cancer. Results: Contemporary treatment modalities for local penile cancer include microscopically guided surgery, laser therapy, radiotherapy, penile-sparing surgery, reconstruction after glansectomy, partial and total penectomy. Sexual ability can be preserved or restored in many patients treated for penile cancer, although overall QoL for most does not necessarily relate to erectile function. Conclusion: Increasing evidence suggests that sexual function can be restored and QoL maintained despite treatment for penile cancer.
Brock O’Neil, Division of Urology, University of Utah, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 (USA), Tel. +1 801 213 2700, Fax +1 810 585 2891, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: January 7, 2011
Accepted: February 22, 2011
Published online: July 22, 2011
Number of Print Pages : 10
Current Urology (International Journal of Shandong University)
Vol. 5, No. 2, Year 2011 (Cover Date: August 2011)
Journal Editor: Zhao S. (Jinan), Ekman P. (Stockholm)
ISSN: 1661-7649 (Print), eISSN: 1661-7657 (Online)
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