A practical approach for the correction of iatrogenic penile skin loss in children: Scrotal embedding technique.

Ziylan O., Acar O., Ozden B. C., Tefik T., Dönmez M., Oktar T. M.

Turkish journal of urology, vol.41, no.4, pp.235-8, 2015 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tud.2015.17048
  • Journal Name: Turkish journal of urology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-8
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this particular study is to determine the efficacy of scrotal embedding technique in children with overly deficient penile shaft skin, which takes advantage of the rich vascular supply of the scrotal layers and provides adequate tissue coverage. We give the operative and clinical details of two consecutive cases for which we preferred scrotal embedding technique to replace deficient penile skin. The mean operative time for the first and second stages was 72.5 and 52.5 min, respectively. Intraoperative and postoperative courses and convalescences were uneventful. The patients were hospitalized for a mean duration of 2 days. After a mean follow-up of 29 months, cosmetic and functional results were satisfactory. Scrotal embedding technique should be considered as a feasible surgical alternative while reconstructing the penile shaft in iatrogenic cases with overly deficient shaft skin.