The repair of complex penile defect with composite anterolateral thigh and vascularized fascia lata flap


Yazar S., Eroglu M., GÖKKAYA A., Semercioz A.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.21, no.3, pp.223-227, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjtes.2015.47629
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-227

Abstract

One-stage reconstruction of complex penile defects with functional and cosmetic results is a challenging procedure. The selection of proper technique and materials for reconstruction depends on the type of the deficient tissue components, the size of the wound surface, and the donor site. This article presented a case of a partial penile and urethral defect due to an infection in the previous surgical site. The patient was treated with a perforator based pedicled composite anterolateral thigh flap combined with vascularized fascia lata. The urethral defect was reconstructed with the vascularized fascia lata. The remaining part of the flap was used for the resurfacing of the right cavernous body and penile skin defect. There was no fistula and the urinary caliber was accepted as good. The pedicled composite anterolateral thigh flap contains various tissue components suitable for a functional and cosmetic reconstruction of complex penile defects using the one-stage technique.