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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 741980, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/741980
Case Report

Iatrogenic Penile Glans Amputation: Major Novel Reconstructive Procedure

1Division of Urology, Surgery Department, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
2Division of Plastic Surgery, Surgery Department, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236 Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Received 16 July 2013; Accepted 7 October 2013

Academic Editors: J. P. Gearhart, I. Hara, H. Ito, and K. J. Turner

Copyright © 2013 Rami Nasr et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Circumcision is a very common urological practice. Even though it is relatively safe, it is not a complication-free procedure. We describe a patient that underwent a neonatal circumcision complicated by iatrogenic complete glans amputation. Reconstructive repair of a neoglans using a modified traditional method was used. Postoperative followup to 90 days is illustrated. Despite being a simple procedure, circumcision in unprofessional hands can have major complication impacting the emotional and sexual life of patients. Surgical reconstruction is possible with varying satisfactory results.