JOURNAL ARTICLE

Phalloplasty using a lateral groin flap in female-to-male transsexuals

T Zieliński
Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae 1999, 41 (1): 15-9
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The paper presents a one-stage procedure for neophallus construction using a lateral groin flap. In the years 1991-1997, 127 female-to-male transsexuals underwent surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery of the Medical University of Lódź using this method. Good results were obtained in 96 patients (75.6%). Necrosis of the distal part of the flap or other complications that adversely affected the final results of the treatment occurred in 20 cases (20.5%). In 5 cases the flap was completely lost. Phalloplasty along with urethra was done in 5 female-to-male transsexuals. In 47 patients the constructed penis was stiffened with the use of three types of prostheses.

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