Subjective and objective results in surgical correction of adult acquired buried penis: A single-centre observational study

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Andrea Cocci *
Gianmartin Cito
Marco Falcone
Marco Capece
Fabrizio Di Maida
Girolamo Morelli
Nim Christopher
David Ralph
Giulio Garaffa
(*) Corresponding Author:
Andrea Cocci |


Objective: The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed analysis of surgical and functional outcomes after correction of acquired buried penis in the adult.
Materials and Methods: From 2006 to 2016, we retrospectively reviewed 47 patients undergoing surgical treatment for the correction of buried penis. Functional and surgical outcomes, as well as patients’ satisfaction were the main endpoints.
Results: The most common complains at presentation were recurrent uro-genital infections, sexual dysfunction, voiding dysfunction and Lichen Sclerosus (LS). Surgical management steps included: circumcision (27.66%), scrotoplasty (19.14%), V-Y skin plasty (4.25%), split thickness skin graft (STSG) 12.76%, full thickness skin graft (FTSG) 36.17%, suprapubic fat pad excision (57.44%), abdominoplasty (25.53%), division of the suspensory ligament (36.17%). Postoperative complications were recorded in 15% of patients. Vaginal penetration and erectile function ended up being more effective in 97.87% (46/47) and 42.55% (20/47) of patients. Improvement in penile erogenous sensation was in 6.38% (3/47). Aesthetic appearance of genitalia fully satisfied 36.17% of patients (17/47). Overall patients’ satisfaction rate resulted 76.59% (36/47).
Conclusion: Management of adult acquired buried penis still remains a challenging task to achieve, however excellent cosmetic results can be obtained by surgical reconstruction.

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