Dartos Fascio-Myo-Cutaneous Flap for Penile Skin Loss: A Simple Flap with an Immense Potential


Introduction: Penile skin loss poses a particular challenge for reconstruction to the plastic surgeon. These defects, depending on their size, have been reconstructed using skin grafts or regional flap. Patients & Methods: Ten patients with variable sized penile skin defects were included in this work. Scrotal fascio-myo-cutaneous (Dartos) flap was harvested and used for penile shaft resurfacing. Results: All harvested flaps were successful. None of them showed any ischemic manifestations. Discussion: Despite being a simple and robust flap, its use for resurfacing of moderate to extensive penile skin defects isn’t popular. We propose the use of Dartos flap as a good alternative for challenging moderate to extensive penile skin losses.

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A. Tolba, A. Azab, M. Nasr and E. Salah, "Dartos Fascio-Myo-Cutaneous Flap for Penile Skin Loss: A Simple Flap with an Immense Potential," Surgical Science, Vol. 5 No. 1, 2014, pp. 6-9. doi: 10.4236/ss.2014.51002.

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