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Pearly Penile Papules

Pearly penile papules are a common condition affecting the glans penis.
Small flesh coloured lumps occur most commonly around the margin of the glans, often in two to three rows.
The appearance is typical, but treatment is often desired as they may cause confusion between genital wart infections.

CO2 laser is an effective and safe treatment modality.
Local anaesthetic cream is applied to the area under occlusion for 60 minutes prior to treatment which is then pain-free.
Individual lesions are then lasered, and the area is dressed with antiseptic ointment.
Healing occurs over 5 - 7 days without scarring.

Commonly, 2 treatment sessions are required.


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