Use of an acellular dermal template for defect coverage on the penile shaft

Use of an acellular dermal template for defect coverage on the penile shaft Skin defects of the penile shaft, caused by trauma, infection, or iatrogenically after surgery are commonly treated with skin grafts. A suboptimal postoperative outcome after the use of skin grafts is affected by the trend towards wound bed and skin graft contraction in this often-expanding region. We report on our experience using a new technique for defect coverage of the penile shaft with respect to its elasticity demands during erection and its mechanical demands during sexual intercourse. Furthermore we would like to illustrate the advantages of the application of a dermal substitute together with split-thickness skin grafts compared to the use of split-thickness skin grafts alone. At the follow-up, the patient did not report any impairment during erection or after sexual intercourse. The aesthetic outcome was natural and pleasing. The use of acellular dermal templates together with unmeshed split-thickness skin grafts has proven its superior functional and aesthetic outcome in several demanding regions. With the aid of negative-pressure wound therapy, a single procedure for penile defect coverage is possible. Our reported procedure revealed a natural and pleasing outcome, with no sexual impairment and high patient satisfaction. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Use of an acellular dermal template for defect coverage on the penile shaft

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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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