Translated title of the contribution: Microsurgical techniques in 'female to male' trans-sexual syndromes

P. L. Santi, M. Adami, F. Casabona, M. Muggianu, G. Perniciaro, P. Berrino

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Several techniques for genitals reconstruction in 'female to male' trans-sexual patients have been described. Since 1988, 12 neophalloplastics in trans-sexual patients have been executed at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Cancer National Research Institute of Genoa. In ten cases a tunnelized inferior pedicle rectus abdominis muscular flap has been used in perineal area. In two cases this flap has been covered with some previously expanded greater lips of pudendum skin; as to the remaining cases microsurgical technique has been used (radial flap). Neourethra reconstruction has been executed with skin graft in three cases; in 4 cases neourethra has been supplied by a rectus abdominis muscular flap, retrieved with a peritoneum flap and sutured around a catheter; in 3 cases an arm free lateral flap has been isolated. In two cases radial free flap has been used for both penis and neourethra reconstruction.

Translated title of the contributionMicrosurgical techniques in 'female to male' trans-sexual syndromes
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalRivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica
Issue number1 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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