[Local treatment of penile cancer]

In recent decades, the local treatment of penile cancer has focused primary on the removal of the primary tumor. Due to the significant psycho-oncological effects of treating the primary tumor, the guidelines on penile cancer now contain a clear recommendation for preserving the target organ and prior to each surgical procedure histological examination should be performed to confirm the penile cancer. For more advanced tumors, reconstructive plastic surgery should also be considered. The treatment of the primary tumor should be based on the stage and the local extent and size of the tumor. The aim of this article is to highlight current standards in the local treatment of penile cancer.

Der Urologe. Ausg. A. 2018 Apr [Epub]

C Protzel, O W Hakenberg

Helios Kliniken Schwerin, Wismarsche Straße 393-397, 19049, Schwerin, Deutschland. ., Klinik für Urologie, Universitätsklinikum Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland.