Innervated and vascularized radial thenar flap free grafting for partial penile reconstruction after traumatic penile amputation: a case report and surgical techniques
Penile amputation is a rare deformity mostly resulting from self-mutilation, felonious assault, or accidental trauma, and penile reconstruction or phalloplasty is necessary when microreplantation cannot be performed. Here we report a rare case of a 42-year-old man with traumatic penile amputation and describe surgical techniques for partial penile reconstruction by using a novel innervated and vascularized radial thenar flap free grafting method. Excellent cosmetic and functional results were reported with no severe complications of dysuria, urethral stricture, and urinary fistula were observed during the 23 months of postoperative follow-up time. It is believed that innervated and vascularized radial thenar flap free grafting is an acceptable treatment option for patients with traumatic penile amputation.