Sex reassignment surgery has proved to be the best resolution for primary transsexuals. In 1980, Dr. Rubin stated that preservation of the glans to reconstruct the clitoris in male-to-female sex reassignment surgery gave good cosmetic and functional results. In his series, Rubin used the corpus spongiosum as the vascular pedicle of the neoclitoris, but urine leakage is a complication. From 1988 to the present, the dorsal portion of the glans penis with the dorsal neurovascular pedicle has been used here for clitoroplasty in nine male-to-female primary transsexuals. All neoclitorides survived well, with good preservation of light touch and sexual sensation. No urine leakage has occurred. Six patients who were followed reported sexual satisfaction.
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