Primary lymphedema of the penis: surgical correction by preputial unfurling

Pediatr Surg Int. 2001 Mar;17(2-3):169-70. doi: 10.1007/s003830000487.


Primary lymphedema of the penis (PLP) is a rare disease. We report a case in a 2-year-old, uncircumcised boy where the uninvolved inner preputial skin was unfurled to cover the penile shaft. The uninvolved inner preputial skin is often elongated, and provides a suture-free cover of sufficient length for the small penile shaft of pediatric patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Lymphedema / surgery*
  • Male
  • Penile Diseases / surgery*
  • Penis / surgery
  • Phimosis / surgery
  • Surgical Flaps