Penile frenuloplasty: a simple and effective treatment for frenular pain or scarring

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE
To assess the long-term patient satisfaction and outcomes for penile frenuloplasty when offered as an alternative to circumcision for frenular pain and/or scarring.

PATIENTS AND METHODS
Data was prospectively collected over 10 years, for a total of 106 men.The nature of the frenular problem was graded.Techniques of V-Y plasty, Z-plasty or a combination of the two were used.All patients were reviewed at 3 months and contacted via questionnaire >= 1 year after surgery. The questionnaire assessed satisfaction, cosmetic appearance, pain on intercourse, need for subsequent surgery and if they would recommend the procedure to a friend.

RESULTS
Follow-up was 100% (106/106) at 3 months and 91% (96/106) >= 1 year.Patient satisfaction and cosmesis scores both averaged 8.9/10.Need for subsequent circumcision was 8% (9/96).There were minor complications (bruising/infection/partial dehiscence) in 8% (9/96) of patients.97% (84/87) of patients would recommend the procedure to a friend.

CONCLUSIONS
Penile frenuloplasty is a safe alternative to circumcision.There are high patient satisfaction rates after surgery.Low numbers of patients require a completion circumcision after penile frenuloplasty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1546 - 1550
Number of pages5
JournalBJU International
Volume109
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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