balanitis xerotica obliterans

(redirected from lichen sclerosis of penis)

bal·a·ni·tis xe·ro·ti·ca ob·li·te·rans

lichen sclerosus et atrophicus of the glans penis, which may result in meatal stenosis.

balanitis xerotica obliterans

[zirot′ikə oblit′ərans]
Etymology: Gk, balanos + itis + xeros, dry, tokos, labor; L, obliterare, to efface
a chronic skin disease (lichen sclerosis et atrophicus) of the glans penis, characterized by a white indurated area surrounding the meatus, that may result in urethral stenosis. Local antibacterial and antiinflammatory agents are used to treat it.

balanitis xerotica obliterans

A condition characterised by white plaques on the glans penis and prepuce that arises in a background of phimosis, carcinoma in situ or invasive squamous cell carcinoma.

Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO)

A chronic, progressive, hardening skin inflammation of the penis.
Mentioned in: Phimosis