Video bank| Volume 11, ISSUE 5, P287-288, October 2015

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Penile prosthesis implantation in a patient with congenital aphallia treated using the De Castro technique 10 years previously. Is it feasible?



      Aphallia is a rare congenital abnormality with an incidence of 1 in 30 million births. In this video, we demonstrate implantation of a penile prosthesis in a neophallus performed 10 years previously in a patient aged 21.


      Through a midline perineal incision aiming to reach the inferior surface of the pubic arch, we created a 16-cm tunnel for prosthesis insertion into the neophallus. We dressed the prosthesis with a polypropylene mesh to give stability to the component and avoid its extrusion. We anchored the lateral mesh to the inferior aspect of the pubic arch with 2.0 vicryl sutures in both sides.


      The patient had an excellent initial outcome, without any complaints of pain or other inflammatory findings.


      We acknowledge limited clinical experience with this technique. Further psychological evaluation will confirm if patients can have pleasant sexual experiences.


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