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01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2014

Successful replantation of an amputated penis: a case report and review of the literature

Zeitschrift:
Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Omar Riyach, Aziz El Majdoub, Mohammed Fadl Tazi, Jalal Eddine El Ammari, Mohammed Jamal El Fassi, Abdelhak Khallouk, Moulay Hassan Farih
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-8-125) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

OR, the principal author, made major contributions in writing the manuscript. AE, MFT, JE, MJE, AK and MHF analyzed and interpreted the patient data and the reviews of the literature. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Introduction

Amputation of the penis is a rare traumatic injury reported from various parts of the world as isolated cases. A complete reconstruction of all penile structures should be attempted in one stage which provides the best chance for full rehabilitation of the patient.

Case presentation

We report the case of a 35-year-old Berber man who was admitted at the Emergency Department for incomplete criminal amputation of his penis, which was successfully reattached by using a macrosurgical technique. After surgery, near-normal appearance and function including a good urine flow and absence of urethral stricture, capability of erection and near normal sensitivity, were observed.

Conclusions

The importance of using macrosurgical reimplantation in incomplete penile amputation in order to achieve better functional and cosmetic results is discussed. In addition, we also highlight the potential anatomical role of corpus spongiosum in the arterial and venous blood supply to the penis.

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