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Metoidioplasty With Implantation of a Specific Semirigid Prosthesis

Published:March 16, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.01.177

      ABSTRACT

      Background

      Metoidioplasty is a possibility for penis reconstruction in transmen that could be enhanced by a semi-rigid prosthesis support.

      Aim

      Describe the surgical technique of metoidioplasty with implantation of a specifically designed semi-rigid prosthesis -the ZSI100D4- and analyze preliminary results.

      Methods

      Implantation of semi-rigid prosthesis was proposed to transmen who chose metoidioplasty for genital gender affirming surgery in a specialized university hospital.

      Outcomes

      Surgical outcomes were collected from medical files. Functional outcomes and satisfaction were collected post-operatively with a questionnaire.

      Results

      A total of 15 patients were operated; the mean length of followup was 22 months (SD = 8.7). Median prosthesis size was 8.5 cm (range: 8.5-10). Seven (46.7%) minor complications (Clavien-Dindo grade 2; 5 wound dehiscence and 2 fistula, managed conservatively) and 1 severe (Clavien-Dindo grade 3b) complication (Hematoma that need surgical revision) occurred. Thirteen patients (86.6%) answered the questionnaire; 11 (84.6%) reported being either “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the appearance of the new genitalia; 10 (76.9%) could void while standing; and 12 patients (92.3%) answered “not at all” to the question “do you have regrets about this surgery ?”.

      Conclusion

      Implantation of a semi-rigid prosthesis in an enlarged clitoris seems to be a valuable option and can be proposed as another possibility
      for the complex surgical answer to neophallus reconstruction in transmen. Neuville P, Carnicelli D, Paparel P, et al. Metoidioplasty With Implantation of a Specific Semirigid Prosthesis. J Sex Med 2021;18:830–836.

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