Prepuce-sparing plasty and simple running suture for phimosis.

Il Giornale di chirurgia

PubMedID: 23463932

Monarca C, Rizzo MI, Quadrini L, Sanese G, Prezzemoli G, Scuderi N. Prepuce-sparing plasty and simple running suture for phimosis. G Chir. 2013;34(1-2):38-41.
AIM
Circumcision is the most common procedure for phimosis. In recent years, the value of foreskin properties as well as aesthetic reasons determined to other operations preserving the foreskin. We report 5-years experience with a technique that preserve the physical foreskin appearance intact.

PATIENTS AND METHODS
Fifty-two patients, eligible to undergo phimosis surgery, underwent prepuce-sparing plasty and simple running suture. Evaluation of results was made with photos comparative and verified by using presence/absence of recurrence, scarring evaluation, and VAS for patient satisfaction.

RESULTS
Forty-eight patients reported no complications. There were no cases of bleeding, infection, pathological scarring, phimosis recurrence. The scar showed a good pliability and a thin thickness. Patient satisfaction was high.

CONCLUSIONS
The association of prepuce-sparing plasty and simple running suture highlighted an effective and easy method for the correction of acquired phimosis in adult patients, with excellent functional and cosmetic results.