Semin Plast Surg 2011; 25(3): 221-228
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1281492
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Penile Reconstruction

Christopher J. Salgado1 , Harvey Chim2 , Jennifer C. Tang1 , Stan J. Monstrey3 , Samir Mardini4
  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 3Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Gent, Gent, Belgium
  • 4Division of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication Date:
03 September 2011 (online)


A variety of surgical options exists for penile reconstruction. The key to success of therapy is holistic management of the patient, with attention to the psychological aspects of treatment. In this article, we review reconstructive modalities for various types of penile defects inclusive of partial and total defects as well as the buried penis, and also describe recent basic science advances, which may promise new options for penile reconstruction.


Christopher J SalgadoM.D. 

Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Holtz Children's Center – ET 3019

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