The outcomes of surgical management options for adult acquired buried penis

Falcone Marco, Preto Mirko, Timpano Massimiliano, Oderda Marco, Plamadeala Natalia, Cirigliano Lorenzo, Gideon Blecher, Peretti Federica, Ferro Ilaria, Gontero Paolo

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Functional and surgical outcomes after surgical correction of adult acquired buried penis (AABP) are limited in the current literature. We retrospectively recruited patients underwent surgical treatment of AABP in a single institution from 2017 to 2021. Surgical repair was classified according to surgical complexity following Pariser-Santucci’s classification. The primary endpoint of the study was the recurrence-free rate survival. The secondary endpoints were surgical, functional and patients’ reported outcomes. Overall 28 patients were included in the study. Median follow-up was 27.5 (18.5–34.5). The most common complaints at presentation were sexual (53.6%) and voiding (39.3%) dysfunction. Surgical management steps ranged from circumcision to more complex procedures, such as suprapubic fat pad excision, abdominoplasty and/or penile shaft skin grafting. Overall postoperative complications were recorded in 32.1%. High-grade complications (Clavien≥3) occurred in 7.1%. One-year recurrence-free survival was 88.7%. Postoperatively IPSS and IIEF-15 questionnaires showed a significant improvement in urinary 8 (0–12) vs 2 (0–3), p = 0.03 and sexual function 37 (23–68) vs 68 (45–72), p = 0.001 respectively. Overall, patients reported functional improvement and 93.8% experienced a positive impact of QoL. AABP surgical repair, despite the high incidence of complications, seems to allow satisfactory outcomes and a significant improvement in patients’ QoL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-719
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Impotence Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

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