Penile-preserving surgery offers a revolutionary alternative to more traditional radical surgery. It offers better sexual, functional, and psychological results and evidence suggests it achieves this without sacrificing oncological outcomes. We examined the evolving nature of such surgeries, addressing controversies such as safe margins and survival outcomes and discussing more conventional techniques, including laser. At our UK center, we treat a high volume of penile cancer and here, based on such experience, we describe our glans resurfacing, glansectomy, and partial penectomy techniques; their application by disease stage; and the limitations of such surgeries.
The Urologic clinics of North America. 2016 Aug 11 [Epub]
Tharani Mahesan, Paul K Hegarty, Nicolas A Watkin
Department of Urology, Penile Cancer Centre, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw road, London SW17 0QT, UK., Department of Urology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Mater Private, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland., Department of Urology, Penile Cancer Centre, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw road, London SW17 0QT, UK. Electronic address: .