INTRODUCTION: The Nesbit procedure is the most common surgical technique to correct congenital or acquired penile curvature. It is a common opinion that this surgical procedure has to be completed with a circumcision to prevent foreskin necrosis or phimosis. According to our experience we believe that some procedural "tricks" could strongly reduce that mechanical and ischemic trauma on the foreskin responsible for these complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1988 to 2010 we selected 158 patients treated with Nesbit's corporoplasty. The procedure was recommended to patients who presented a penile curvature wider than 30° and reporting however some difficulty or pain at coitus, or to patients who complained about aesthetical problems (123 patients presented a La Peyronie disease and 35 presented a congenital curvature). RESULTS: Eleven patients underwent circumcision during surgery because of a pre-operative phimosis, or according to their own desire. Among the patients who did not undergo circumcision (147), paraphimosis was present in 3 patients. We reported only one case of curvature recurrence in a patient who had a sexual intercourse the day after surgery. We also had one case of hourglass effect in a congenital curvature. DISCUSSION: We believe that some tricks during Nesbit surgical procedure could prevent tissue and vascular trauma that give rise to tissue retraction, and consequently to phimosis and foreskin necrosis: a coronal incision to 0.5-1cm from the gland line would allow to let intact an adequate amount of reflection of skin (prepuce) bound of preputial skin reflection , maintaining good vascularity. The careful degloving with preparatory isolation of the dissection plan between dartos and Buck's fascia, can reduce vascular trauma of the fascia, minimizing bleeding and ensuring tissue vitality. Moreover, execution of only two hydraulics erections, after degloving and after correction, causes a minimal tissue stress. CONCLUSIONS: Circumcision must not be considered a mandatory time in Nesbit procedure: on the contrary, mandatory is the respect of the anatomical structures surgically attacked to avoid preputial resection.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||La circoncisione nella corporoplastica secondo Nesbit: tempo obbligatorio? Esperienza su 158 pazienti (Circumcision in Nesbit corporoplasty: a mandatory time? Our experience on 158 patients)|
|Citazione:||Pavone, C., Abbadessa, D., Usala, M., Mangiapane, G., Noto, M., Scaduto, G., et al. (2012). La circoncisione nella corporoplastica secondo Nesbit: tempo obbligatorio? Esperienza su 158 pazienti (Circumcision in Nesbit corporoplasty: a mandatory time? Our experience on 158 patients). UROLOGIA, 79 (1)(79 (1)), 44-48.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/RU.2012.9019|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/24 - Urologia|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.01 Articolo in rivista|