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Aesthetic neo-glans reconstruction after penis-sparing surgery for benign, premalignant or malignant penile lesions.

Palminteri E, Fusco F, Berdondini E, Salonia A - Arab J Urol (2011)

Bottom Line: The mean follow-up was 45 months; all patients were free of primary local disease.All patients were satisfied with the appearance of the penis after surgery, and recovered their sexual ability, although sensitivity was reduced as a consequence of glans/penile amputation.In benign, premalignant or malignant penile lesions, penis-sparing surgery combined with a cosmetic neo-glans reconstruction can be used to assure a normally appearing and functional penis, while fully eradicating the primary local disease.

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Affiliation: Center for Urethral and Genitalia Reconstructive Surgery, Arezzo, Italy.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To describe the technique and results of penis-sparing surgery combined with a cosmetic neo-glans reconstruction for benign, pre-malignant or malignant penile lesions.

Patients and methods: Twenty-one patients (mean age 61 years) with penile lesions with a broad spectrum of histopathology underwent organ-sparing surgery with neo-glans reconstruction, using a free split-thickness skin graft harvested from the thigh. Three patients were treated by glans-skinning and glans-resurfacing, 10 by glansectomy and neo-glans reconstruction, four by partial penectomy and a neo-glans reconstruction, and four by neo-glans reconstruction after a traditional partial penectomy.

Results: The mean follow-up was 45 months; all patients were free of primary local disease. All patients were satisfied with the appearance of the penis after surgery, and recovered their sexual ability, although sensitivity was reduced as a consequence of glans/penile amputation.

Conclusion: In benign, premalignant or malignant penile lesions, penis-sparing surgery combined with a cosmetic neo-glans reconstruction can be used to assure a normally appearing and functional penis, while fully eradicating the primary local disease.

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Neo-glans reconstruction after previous traditional partial penectomy: The penile stump after partial penectomy (A). The top of the penile stump is skinned and the tip of the residual corpora is reconverted to a hemispheric shape (B,C). The STSG is transplanted like an umbrella over the summit of the hemispheric stump and fixed to the penile skin thus re-creating a neo-sulcus (D).
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f0025: Neo-glans reconstruction after previous traditional partial penectomy: The penile stump after partial penectomy (A). The top of the penile stump is skinned and the tip of the residual corpora is reconverted to a hemispheric shape (B,C). The STSG is transplanted like an umbrella over the summit of the hemispheric stump and fixed to the penile skin thus re-creating a neo-sulcus (D).

Mentions: The top of the penile stump is skinned and the tip of the residual corpora cavernosa is reconverted to a hemispheric shape. The urethra is spatulated and the meatus is fixed on the new tip of the corpora cavernosa. The STSG is transplanted like an umbrella over the summit of the hemispheric stump, where it is quilted. The graft is fixed to the penile skin thus recreating a glandular neo-sulcus (Fig. 5). This procedure is suitable for unaesthetic residual penile stumps after previous traditional partial penectomy.


Aesthetic neo-glans reconstruction after penis-sparing surgery for benign, premalignant or malignant penile lesions.

Palminteri E, Fusco F, Berdondini E, Salonia A - Arab J Urol (2011)

Neo-glans reconstruction after previous traditional partial penectomy: The penile stump after partial penectomy (A). The top of the penile stump is skinned and the tip of the residual corpora is reconverted to a hemispheric shape (B,C). The STSG is transplanted like an umbrella over the summit of the hemispheric stump and fixed to the penile skin thus re-creating a neo-sulcus (D).
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f0025: Neo-glans reconstruction after previous traditional partial penectomy: The penile stump after partial penectomy (A). The top of the penile stump is skinned and the tip of the residual corpora is reconverted to a hemispheric shape (B,C). The STSG is transplanted like an umbrella over the summit of the hemispheric stump and fixed to the penile skin thus re-creating a neo-sulcus (D).
Mentions: The top of the penile stump is skinned and the tip of the residual corpora cavernosa is reconverted to a hemispheric shape. The urethra is spatulated and the meatus is fixed on the new tip of the corpora cavernosa. The STSG is transplanted like an umbrella over the summit of the hemispheric stump, where it is quilted. The graft is fixed to the penile skin thus recreating a glandular neo-sulcus (Fig. 5). This procedure is suitable for unaesthetic residual penile stumps after previous traditional partial penectomy.

Bottom Line: The mean follow-up was 45 months; all patients were free of primary local disease.All patients were satisfied with the appearance of the penis after surgery, and recovered their sexual ability, although sensitivity was reduced as a consequence of glans/penile amputation.In benign, premalignant or malignant penile lesions, penis-sparing surgery combined with a cosmetic neo-glans reconstruction can be used to assure a normally appearing and functional penis, while fully eradicating the primary local disease.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for Urethral and Genitalia Reconstructive Surgery, Arezzo, Italy.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To describe the technique and results of penis-sparing surgery combined with a cosmetic neo-glans reconstruction for benign, pre-malignant or malignant penile lesions.

Patients and methods: Twenty-one patients (mean age 61 years) with penile lesions with a broad spectrum of histopathology underwent organ-sparing surgery with neo-glans reconstruction, using a free split-thickness skin graft harvested from the thigh. Three patients were treated by glans-skinning and glans-resurfacing, 10 by glansectomy and neo-glans reconstruction, four by partial penectomy and a neo-glans reconstruction, and four by neo-glans reconstruction after a traditional partial penectomy.

Results: The mean follow-up was 45 months; all patients were free of primary local disease. All patients were satisfied with the appearance of the penis after surgery, and recovered their sexual ability, although sensitivity was reduced as a consequence of glans/penile amputation.

Conclusion: In benign, premalignant or malignant penile lesions, penis-sparing surgery combined with a cosmetic neo-glans reconstruction can be used to assure a normally appearing and functional penis, while fully eradicating the primary local disease.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus