Balanitis xerotica obliterans and its differential diagnosis.

BACKGROUND Balanitis xerotica obliterans is a subcategory of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus limited to the male genitalia and is associated with destructive inflammation, phimosis, urethral stenosis, and squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS The medical literature was searched from 1983-1998 using key words balanitis, lichen, and sclerosis using the MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING