A modified surgical method for penis lengthening was, for the first time, set up in this laboratory. The procedure involves covering the dissected corpus cavernosum with either a scrotal flap or a skin graft after releasing the superficial ligament and even some deep suspensory ligament. The advantage of the scrotal flap is emphasized to cover the wound, and a V−Y suture was made to avoid the traction. The results, both in appearance and increased length, were satisfactory in 52 cases. Among the 52 patients, 39 suffered from congenital short penis and 13 from traumatic injuries. The significance and the blood supply of the penis are discussed.
From the Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Southwestern Hospital, Third Military Medical University.
Received for publication December 29, 1998;
revised June 14, 1999.
Li Shirong Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Southwestern Hospital Third Military Medical University Chongqing, 400038, China firstname.lastname@example.org