The parameatal cyst is a very benign condition seen in boys. We report a case of a parameatal urethral cyst in a year-old boy. The cyst was recognized during early childhood, but the boy presented to our clinic at the age of 12 years, when the mass had grown enough to cause spraying of urine and poor cosmesis. A complete surgical excision was performed. Histologically, the cyst wall was lined by a tall columnar epithelium. Good cosmetic results, with no recurrence, were obtained.
In ancient civilizations , the removal of the human penis was sometimes used to demonstrate superiority or dominance over an enemy. Armies were sometimes known to sever the penises of their enemies to count the dead, as well as for trophies. The practice of castration removal of the testicles sometimes involved the removal of all or part of the penis, generally with a tube inserted to keep the urethra open for urination. Castration has been used to create a class of servants or slaves called eunuchs in many different places and eras. In Russia , men of a devout group of Spiritual Christians known as the Skoptsy were castrated, either undergoing "greater castration", which entailed removal of the penis, or "lesser castration", in which the penis remained in place, while Skoptsy women underwent mastectomy.
Surgery is the most common treatment for all stages of penile cancer. If the cancer is found when it's small and hasn't spread, the tumor can often be treated without having to remove part of the penis. If the cancer is found at a more advanced stage, part of or all of the penis might have to be removed with the tumor.
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