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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B

, Volume 13, Issue 9, pp 757–760 | Cite as

A new plastic surgical technique for adult congenital webbed penis

  • Yue-bing Chen
  • Xian-fan Ding
  • Chong Luo
  • Shi-cheng Yu
  • Yan-lan YU
  • Bi-de Chen
  • Zhi-gen ZhangEmail author
  • Gong-hui LiEmail author
Communication

Abstract

Objective

To introduce a novel surgical technique for correction of adult congenital webbed penis.

Methods

From March 2010 to December 2011, 12 patients (age range: 14–23 years old) were diagnosed as having a webbed penis and underwent a new surgical procedure designed by us.

Results

All cases were treated successfully without severe complication. The operation time ranged from 20 min to 1 h. The average bleeding volume was less than 50 ml. All patients achieved satisfactory cosmetic results after surgery. The penile curvature disappeared in all cases and all patients remained well after 1 to 3 months of follow-up. Conclusions: Adult webbed penis with complaints of discomfort or psychological pressure due to a poor profile should be indicators for surgery. Good corrective surgery should expose the glans and coronal sulcus, match the penile skin length to the penile shaft length dorsally and ventrally, and provide a normal penoscrotal junction. Our new technique is a safe and effective method for the correction of adult webbed penis, which produces satisfactory results.

Key words

Webbed penis Plastic surgery Inconspicuous penis Penile anomalies 

CLC number

R697+.11 

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© Zhejiang University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yue-bing Chen
    • 1
  • Xian-fan Ding
    • 1
  • Chong Luo
    • 1
  • Shi-cheng Yu
    • 1
  • Yan-lan YU
    • 1
  • Bi-de Chen
    • 1
  • Zhi-gen Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gong-hui Li
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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