A salvage surgical solution for recurrent lymphangioma of the prepuce

F. Ferro, A. Spagnoli, M. Villa, C. M. Papendieck

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Treatment of lymphangioma circumscriptum of the prepuce is often technically demanding. Many different medical and surgical approaches have been described over the years, none of which has proved completely successful. We describe a case in which skin deficiency was a problem after prior multiple excisions of lymphangiomatous tissue. We decided to bury the degloved shaft in the scrotum. After 6 months the penis was raised and reconstructed using scrotal skin; this achieved satisfactory skin coverage. In such cases piliferous follicles can easily be dealt with at a later stage by cosmetic treatment. We believe this technical approach may be a valid alternative to conventional procedures (i.e. grafts and flaps) especially when extensive resection makes skin coverage particularly difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005


  • Genital surgery
  • Lymphangioma
  • Scrotum
  • Trapped penis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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