Degloving injury to the penis

Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2010 Jan-Apr;7(1):19-21. doi: 10.4103/0189-6725.59354.


A case of reconstruction after penile skin avulsion is described in an eight-year-old boy. Penile coverage was gained by use of the avulsed skin flap itself, without a graft or local tissue flap. The procedure avoids any valuable time delay; thus, enhancing the chances to obtain adequate flap viability, avoids patient discomfort caused by perineal expansion, gives a satisfactory cosmetic appearance, and taking into account his age, avoids future psychosomatic and psychosexual problems.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Penis / injuries*
  • Penis / surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Surgical Flaps*
  • Suture Techniques
  • Treatment Outcome