Abstract Two cases of reconstruction of the penis with a free deltoid flap are described. The urethra was reconstructed with part of the flap and external coverage of the penis was provided with the remainder. In one case an autogenous rib cartilage graft was inserted in the reconstructed penis as a strut. Postoperatively both patients can urinate standing up, and for the one in which a rib cartilage graft was used sexual intercourse is possible. Both cases have good recovery of tactile and protective sensation in their reconstructed penis.