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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 258--260

Use of a hypogastric flap and split-thickness skin grafting for a degloving injury of the penis and scrotum: A different approach

Department of Plastic Surgery, Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

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S Sengathir Selvan
H86/G2, First Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600 041, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.59296

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Penile and scrotal skin avulsions are not common events and are caused usually by accidents with industrial machines or agricultural machines. We report a case of a 27-year-old newly married thin-built patient with avulsion and traumatic degloving of the penile and scrotal skin, with exposure of the corpora cavernosa and copus spongiosum of penis and testes as his loose clothes got entangled in a paddy harvesting machine accidently. Reconstruction was performed using a hypogastric flap and split skin graft, achieving a satisfactory aesthetic result and sexual functions.


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