Penile reconstruction in the male

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We describe and review the most recent techniques of male genital reconstruction, identifying relevant material with an unstructured PubMed-based search of previous reports, using the keywords 'reconstruction', 'glans', 'shaft', 'lymphoedema', 'skin graft', 'scrotoplasty', 'urethroplasty', and 'penile prosthesis'. This search produced 22 reports that were analysed in this review. Split-thickness skin grafts are ideal for glans reconstruction, while full-thickness skin grafts should be used to cover defects on the shaft penis, as they tend to heal with less contracture. The radial artery-based free-flap phalloplasty is the technique of total phallic reconstruction associated with the highest satisfaction rates. Further research is required to identify an ideal reconstructive technique that would guarantee superior cosmetic and functional results, minimising donor site morbidity. © 2013 Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Arab Association of Urology.




Garaffa, G., Gentile, V., Antonini, G., Tsafrakidis, P., Raheem, A. A., & Ralph, D. J. (2013, September). Penile reconstruction in the male. Arab Journal of Urology.

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