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Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans: A Case Report

Rijoe Rajulin

Keywords : Balanitis xerotica obliterans, Circumcision, Lichen sclerosus, Meatal stenosis

Citation Information : Rajulin R. Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans: A Case Report. 2022; 5 (1):8-9.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03136

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) is a variant of Lichen sclerosus (LS) of the glans and foreskin. It is characterized by whitish xerotic patches on the glans. This case report includes two such cases that we encountered in children with complaints of difficulty in micturition and dysuria. They were managed surgically by circumcision and meatoplasty. This article also highlights the importance of screening and awareness of BXO in clinical practice and the need to invest time in evaluating modalities like topical corticosteroids and alternate forms of management in BXO.

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