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FORMATION OF NEOCLITORIS FROM GLANS PENIS BY REDUCTION GLANSPLASTY WITH PRESERVATION OF NEUROVASCULAR BUNDLE IN MALE-TO-FEMALE GENDER SURGERY: FUNCTIONAL AND COSMETIC OUTCOME

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Urology
0022-5347
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
161
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-5347(01)62098-6
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Musicology

Abstract

Abstract Purpose During male-to-female gender reassignment surgery we used an abdominal pedicled inverted penile skin technique to create a vagina and extra folds of skin to create a clitoral hood. Although patients had orgasms with that technique, there was a general request for the placement of a sensate, erectile clitoris. Therefore, in 10 such patients undergoing transsexual surgery a neoclitoris was fashioned from the glans penis. Surgical technique and results are described. Material and Methods From 1980 to 1995, 57 male-to-female gender surgeries were performed at our university center. In the last 10 such patients undergoing transsexual surgery a neoclitoris was created. Glans volume is reduced to match that of a normal size clitoris and the entire length of the dorsal neurovascular bundle is preserved. The neoclitoris is placed through a buttonhole in the newly constructed introitus. There was minimal bleeding from the bundle intraoperatively. Results In 8 of 10 patients the neoclitoris remained intact postoperatively with good sensation to touch, vibration and light pressure (sexual sensation). The cosmetic and functional appearance was that of a normal clitoris, and patients were satisfied. In 2 patients the results were not satisfactory because of necrosis of the neoclitoris. Conclusions This technique has excellent functional and cosmetic results in the majority of patients. Preservation of the somatic, tactile and vibratory sensation of the neoclitoris is surgically practical, and can afford the patient the possibility of a more functional outcome of gender reassignment surgery.

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