Penile cancer in rural Zaïre.

@article{Longomb1994PenileCI,
  title={Penile cancer in rural Za{\"i}re.},
  author={A O Longomb{\'e} and K M Lusi},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={366-7}
}
Penile cancer is a malignant tumour which we rarely encounter in rural Zaïre because circumcision is practised in several tribes at early age. We describe in 5 patients, penile cancer all from the same ethnic group (Hema, Nilotic ethnic group) living both in Zaïre and Uganda. In this tribe circumcision is not a routine surgical act. Delayed consultation and subsequent treatment are often seen. It is emphasized again that the lack of circumcision and living in poor hygienic circumstances are… CONTINUE READING

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