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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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RIVAS, S. et al. Simplification of the surgical treatment of a hidden penis. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2011, vol.35, n.5, pp.310-314. ISSN 0210-4806.

Introduction: The treatment of a hidden penis consists of completely and effectively exteriorizing the penile shaft from a functional and aesthetic point of view. Patients and methods: Over a period of 15 months (02/2008-05/2009), we treated 7 children (mean age 4.6years) with hidden penis (five had a buried penis, one had a webbed penis and another a trapped penis) using the Borsellino reconstruction technique modified with an "S" dorsal incision. We performed a pubic lipectomy in one patient through the same incision. Surgical indication was for aesthetic reasons in all the cases, secondary phimosis in four, repeated balanitis in one and pain in another. Results: Hospital stay was 24hours. With a short-term follow-up (1-12 months), we detected the following complications: partial recurrence, post-surgical lymphedema and hypertrophic scarring, each of them in one case. Patients and parents were satisfied with the result. Conclusions: The technique that we present achieves good cosmetic results and has few immediate complications. The substitution of the two dorsal incisions with one "S" incision allows simultaneous lipectomy without the need for another incision.

Palabras clave : Hidden penis; Buried penis; Webbed penis; Trapped penis; Children; Reconstructive surgery.

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