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Pediatr Surg Int. 2001 Mar;17(2-3):169-70.

Primary lymphedema of the penis: surgical correction by preputial unfurling.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, L.T.M. Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Bombay-400022, India.


Primary lymphedema of the penis (PLP) is a rare disease. We report a case in a 2-year-old, uncircumcised boy where the uninvolved inner preputial skin was unfurled to cover the penile shaft. The uninvolved inner preputial skin is often elongated, and provides a suture-free cover of sufficient length for the small penile shaft of pediatric patients.

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