Management of adult concealed penis using a meshed, split-thickness skin graft

  • Aaron Boonjindasup Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Michael Pinsky Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Carrie Stewart Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Landon Trost Mayo Clinic
  • Abigail Chaffin Tulane University School of Medicine
  • David Jansen Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Wayne Hellstrom Tulane University School of Medicine

Abstract

Introduction: Concealed penis (CP) is a rare problem faced by urologists and plastic surgeons. CP occurs secondary to trauma, obesity, or infection. Surgical treatment is individualized and based on patient and provider variables. We aim to review our recent experience using meshed split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) for CP management.

Methods: A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent STSG for CP at our institution. Records were reviewed for demographic, operative, and postoperative variables. Preoperative and postoperative photos were obtained to monitor cosmetic results.

Results: Eleven patients underwent CP release with meshed STSG placement. All cases showed improved functional phallic length and good cosmetic results, regardless of etiology.

Conclusions: STSG is a viable option for penile coverage for management of this difficult-to-treat CP population. This primary or salvage modality offers excellent cosmetic results and may be used following prior reconstructive attempts.

Published
2016-11-10
How to Cite
Boonjindasup, A., Pinsky, M., Stewart, C., Trost, L., Chaffin, A., Jansen, D., & Hellstrom, W. (2016). Management of adult concealed penis using a meshed, split-thickness skin graft. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 10(11-12), E407-11. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.3787
Section
Techniques in urology