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POSSO-ZAPATA, Carolina María; VELEZ-RESTREPO, Daniel; DURAN-CASADO, Natali  and  HIDALGO-MONCADA, Juan Pablo. Phalloplasty using the pedicled anterolateral thigh flap: initial experience in one case. Iatreia [online]. 2019, vol.32, n.2, pp.147-152. ISSN 0121-0793.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.iatreia.05.

Phalloplasty is a reconstructive procedure, whose main objective is to achieve a good functional and aesthetic result, using local tissue to get tactile and erogenous sensibility, standing urination and penetration during sexual intercourse. In this report, we present the initial experience at the IPS Universitaria León XIII Clinic, with a clinical case of complete traumatic amputation, using the anterolateral thigh flap as a local flap. On this patient, we were able to reconstruct the defect completely, the flap survival was 100 %, and as a minor complication there was a partial skin graft loss, but no additional surgical treatment was required. The regional used of the anterolateral thigh flap is a reliable surgical method to reconstruct complete penile defects, in one surgical time, without the use or need of microsurgery, with minimal morbility and high rates of success.

Keywords : Amputation; Penis; Reconstruction; Surgical Flaps.

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