Peniscopy - Illustrations
A peniscopy is an examination of the glans and the foreskin using magnifying lenses.
Lesions linked to papillomavirus (HPV) are sought by coating the glans and the foreskin with diluted acetic acid. It is a painless examination. Peniscopy serves as a useful guide in the treatment of mucocutaneous lesions.
Preputial condyloma Condyloma of the penis
But peniscopy allows also careful study of other inflammatory balanopreputial lésions (balanitis) and multiple tumors, and their treatment.
Traumatic balanoposthites Fungal balanoposthites
Herpes blisters Herpes blisters developing into ulcers
Zoon’s Balanitis Pearly papules
Herpes blisters developing into ulcers
All these lesions call for early, accurate diagnosis with a view to proper treatment. Some can only be diagnosed after a biopsy.