An enlarging mass was noted on the dorsum of the right fifth toe of a 2-month-old boy during a well-child examination. The firm, immobile mass measured approximately 1 cm in diameter. A congenital abnormality was suspected; the patient was referred to a plastic surgeon for consultation.
A 38-year-old man presented with a fleshy lesion beneath the tip of his penis. He had discovered it about 18 months before the initial evaluation. A second similar lesion resembling a “cauliflower” had appeared several weeks after the first. Both lesions had grown and had begun to bleed during intercourse.
A 23-year-old man complained of unsightly “flat warts” all over his chest. These lesions first appeared in early adolescence. The clinical suspicion of epidermodysplasia verruciformis was confirmed by a biopsy.
Shortly after arriving from Puerto Rico, a 59-year-old man presented with right-sided frontal head pain and decreased vision in his right eye. He was concerned about a “sore” that first developed 9 months earlier on his head. The patient denied fever, chills, and syncope.
A 57-year-old man who had recently arrived in the United States from El Salvador presented with a nodular growth in his left naris. He reported that the lesion, which had been slowly progressing for several months, now completely blocked his left nostril. His only symptom was impaired inhalation.
Anorectal abscesses and fistulae, pilonidal disease, rectal prolapse, pruritus ani, and anal masses are discussed, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of these conditions in the primary care office setting.