I have abstracted from the records of the Memorial Hospital 100 cases of carcinoma of the penis. A number of cases have been eliminated because of insufficient history or inadequate follow up.
Sixty-three, or a little less than two thirds of the series, apparently and probably had no lesion beyond the primary penile lesion.
Fifty-five of these sixty-three cases have been symptom free for periods ranging between one and more than ten years following treatment.
Eight patients died of the disease between one and five years.
Nineteen, or 19 per cent, have been well for over five years.
CASES PRESENTING GROIN METASTASES
Thirty-seven, or a little more than one third of the patients, had groin metastases. These are the cases in which I am mainly interested.Nine, or 24 per cent of these thirty-seven, were controlled for periods between one and ten years. In none of the nine was radical