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Objective: To present the experience of the urology division of Souro Sanou teaching hospital (Burkina Faso) in the management of penile cancer through three observations.Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective review of three cases of penile cancer diagnosed and managed in the urology division from January, the 1st 2009 to December 31 2013. The first case was carcinoma of the penis in a patient of 88 years uncircumcised, with no other medical history. The second patient was 77 years old and also has a penile carcinoma. The third case has been reported in a patient of 55 years old with ulcerated swelling of the glans on phimosis. The histological nature could not be specified because the patient refused biopsy. A review of the literature emphasis on the importance of this urological cancer in the world and in Africa.Results: Over a period of five years, three cases of cancer were recorded and managed in the urology division of Bobo-Dioulasso. The three patients were aged respectively 88, 55 and 77 years old. They were modest socioeconomic status and two were uncircumcised including one with phimosis. Only one patient has accepted partial penile amputation. No patient received radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The histological type was carcinoma in two cases.Conclusion: Penile cancer remains the least common urological cancer in our practice behind testicular cancer. Patients are seen at later stage and penile amputation is the only treatment to perform in our setting. © 2014, Springer-Verlag France. Source

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