BACK TOTOP Browse A-ZSearchBrowse A-ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0-9 E-mail FormEmail ResultsName:Email address:Recipients Name:Recipients address:Message: Print-FriendlyBookmarksbookmarks-menuErythroplasia of QueyratErythroplasia of Queyrat is an early form of skin cancer found on the penis. The cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma in situ. Squamous cell cancer in situ can occur on any part of the body. This term is used only when the cancer occurs on the penis.PenisThe penis is the male organ used for urination and sexual intercourse. The penis is located above the scrotum. It is made of spongy tissue and bloo...ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article Causes The condition is most often seen in men who have not been circumcised. It is linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV). CircumcisedCircumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis.ImageRead Article Now Book Mark Article Symptoms The main symptoms are a rash and irritation on the tip or shaft of the penis that persists. The area is most often red and does not respond to topical creams. Exams and Tests The health care provider will examine the penis to diagnose the condition and will perform a biopsy to make the diagnosis. Treatment Treatment may include:Skin creams such as imiquimod or 5-fluorouracil. These creams are used for several weeks to months. Anti-inflammatory (steroid) creams.If skin creams do not work, your provider may recommend other treatments such as:Mohs micrographic surgery or other surgical procedures to remove the area Laser surgery Freezing the cancer cells (cryotherapy) CryotherapyCryotherapy is a method of superfreezing tissue in order to destroy it. This article discusses cryotherapy of the skin.Read Article Now Book Mark Article Scraping away cancer cells and using electricity to kill any that remain (curettage and electrodesiccation) Outlook (Prognosis) The prognosis for cure is excellent in most cases. When to Contact a Medical Professional You should contact your provider if you have rashes or sores on the genitalia that do not go away.Open ReferencesReferencesDinuos JGH. Premalignant and malignant nonmelanoma skin tumors. In: Dinulos JGH, ed. Habif's Clinical Dermatology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 21.James WD, Elston DM, Treat JR, Rosenbach MA, Neuhaus IM. Epidermal nevi, neoplasms, and cysts. In: James WD, Elston DM, Treat JR, Rosenbach MA, Neuhaus IM, eds. Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 29.Mones H. Treatment of noncervical condylomata acuminata. In: Fowler GC, ed. Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 138.AllVideoImagesTogMale reproductive system - illustration The male reproductive system, viewed from a sagittal section.Male reproductive systemillustrationMale reproductive system - illustration The male reproductive system, viewed from a sagittal section.Male reproductive systemillustrationRelated Information Mucosa(Special Topic)Penis(Special Topic)Rashes(Symptoms)Cancer(Condition) Review Date: 8/14/2021 Reviewed By: Elika Hoss, MD, Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- © 1997- All rights reserved. A.D.A.M. content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.Content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.