Human Papillomavirus Type 16 DNA Detected in Pulmonary Metastases from a Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Case Study

Laura Lorenzon, Maria Benevolo, Paolo Visca, Irene Venturo, Massimo Filippetti, Francesca Romana Piro, Francesca Rollo, Amina Vocaturo

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This report describe the case of a patient presenting with pulmonary metastases from a penile cancer, where the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 DNA both in the primary tumor and in the distant metastases confirmed the spreading of the disease, ruling out a possible primary lung squamous cell carcinoma. Indeed, according to the findings, the HPV genotyping test might help in the identification of metastatic disease from anogenital malignancies or other HPV-related cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013



  • HPV 16
  • human papillomavirus
  • penile cancer
  • pulmonary metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Surgery

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