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Korean J Androl. 2010 Dec;28(3):217-222. Korean. Original Article.
Gil MC , Kim DH , Jung SI , Hwang KW , Chung JI .
Department of Urology, Dongnam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, Busan, Korea.
Department of Urology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. sijung@dau.ac.kr
Dong-A Anti-aging Research Institute, Busan, Korea.
Department of Urology, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Department of Mathematics, Dong-A University College of Natural Science, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: Many men are to some degree unsatisfied with the size of their penis, whether it is normal in size and appearance or not. We report a novel surgical technique for penile augmentation using a superficial external pudendal artery pedicle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 8 patients underwent penile augmentation from March 2003 to February 2004. Their mean age was 37.3 years. Five patients were unsatisfied about the size of their penis, and three patients had complications after insertion of foreign material. This penile augmentation technique was developed by using a low abdominal fat-flap where blood is supplied from the external pudendal artery. Spinal or epidural anesthesia was done during the operation, and the fat-flap was elevated and transpositioned to the site of lesion. RESULTS: All cases of patients were performed successfully by autografting using adipose tissue where blood flow was supplied from the external pudendal artery. There were no complications except one case of hematoma after the operation. The mean operative time was 80 min. The mean follow-up period after operation was about 6 months and all patients had a normal sexual life and no voiding dysfunctions. CONCLUSIONS: This novel surgical technique has several advantages. First, reconstruction without skin necrosis was possible even though the defect was large, because the blood supply was favorable. Second, there was no size limitation in augmentation with dermoplasty. Third, there was no evidence of atrophy of the flap.

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