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Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2010 Jan-Apr;7(1):19-21. doi: 10.4103/0189-6725.59354.

Degloving injury to the penis.

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Department of Surgery, Division of Paediatric Surgery, MGM Medical College and MYH Group of Hospitals, Indore, Madhya Pradesh-452 001, India.


A case of reconstruction after penile skin avulsion is described in an eight-year-old boy. Penile coverage was gained by use of the avulsed skin flap itself, without a graft or local tissue flap. The procedure avoids any valuable time delay; thus, enhancing the chances to obtain adequate flap viability, avoids patient discomfort caused by perineal expansion, gives a satisfactory cosmetic appearance, and taking into account his age, avoids future psychosomatic and psychosexual problems.

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