In our recently published paper entitled "Prepuce-Sparing Corporoplasty as a Safe Alternative for Patients with Acquired Penile Curvature," we report our experience in penile surgery avoiding circumcision. The results of our research show no significant complications among patients treated with a prepuce sparing procedure. We routinely don't combine circumcision with the corporoplasty. We focus our attention on performing a kindly dissection during the degloving step in order to minimize bleeding or ischemia. At the end of the procedure, we usually apply a compressive bandage (Fig. 1).
Only in selected cases, as preoperative phimosis, we believe that circumcision should be recommended. Given that our findings are based on a limited sample size, a single-center experience, and a retrospective study design, the results should thus be considered with caution.
Written by: Francesca Ambrosini, MD, Twitter: @Ambrosini_F, Guglielmo Mantica, MD, Twitter: @ManticaGu, Aldo Franco De Rose, MD, Department of Urology, Policlinico San Martino Hospital, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
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