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Six years follow-up of a penis replantation in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18358266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total amputation of the penis is very rare in a child. This article presents a case of a traumatic penile amputation at the base of the perineum, with scissors, in a 4-year-old child. Six hours after the aggression, the penis was replanted. Three weeks after the intervention, except for skin necrosis, the results were excellent. Six years afterward, this child has done very well from pediatric, psychological, urological, and plastic surgery points of view. Sensibility and erections are present and normal. Longer follow-ups particularly during puberty are necessary. Total amputation of the penis is a very rare accident in a child. Partial lesions are more common, particularly during circumcision. As in adult cases, replantation of the penis in a child needs a clean section by scissors or a knife, a correct conservation of the penis (in ice but without direct contact), and a short period between the lesion and the surgical procedure. All these conditions explain that very few cases are reported in the literature. We present a case of amputation of the penis in a 4-year-old child, with good results 6 years afterward.
Pascal de Lagausie; Pascal Jehanno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-24     Completed Date:  2008-05-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E11-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hôpital d'Enfants La Timone, 13005 Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Amputation, Traumatic / physiopathology,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Injury Severity Score
Penis / blood supply,  injuries*,  surgery*
Recovery of Function
Replantation / methods*
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Wound Healing / physiology

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