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Primary Suture of a Child’s Penis Degloving Injury: Anatomical Basis for Succes (Abstract)

Cristophe Gapany, Stephane Tercier, Peter Frey

Paediatric Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland



Serious injuries to the penis are rare in paediatric patients. In the adult literature, such injuries often require local flaps or skin grafting, with subsequent neurological or erectile disorders. We report the case of a traumatic penis degloving in an eleven year-old boy that healed very nicely after primary suture. Vascular anastomosis supplying the penile skin and the patient’s young age may account for this successful outcome.

Key words: blunt penis trauma, degloving injury.


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