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Artículo Tomo 70, Número. 10, Diciembre 2017

Archivos Españoles de Urología

Genital reconstruction with INTEGRA™ artificial dermis after radical resection in a boy with diffuse lymphangiomatosis.

Authors: Ana Rosa Tardáguila Calvo, José María Angulo Madero, Alberto Parente, Rosa María Romero y Susana Rivas.

Arch. Esp. Urol. 2017; 70 (10): 847-851

Vol. 70, Number. 10, December 2017

OBJECTIVE: Lymphangiomatosis is a rare disease affecting lymphatic vessels that causes a marked increase of them in the affected area. The final objective of treatment of the genital disease is to preserve sexual function and voiding with a satisfactory aesthetic result with the aim to minimize the emotional impact.

METHODS: For the first time in children, we report a case of local reconstruction using artificial dermis after the excision of a genital lymphatic malformation in an eight year old patient.

RESULTS: We performed surgical excision of the lymphatic malformation genital component and reconstruction of the scrotal and penile area in two steps, using an autologous graft over artificial dermis. No complications were registered. Both aesthetic and functional results were excellent, and spontaneous erections that were not present before, were also evidenced. No local recurrence was seen at two year follow up.

CONCLUSION: The use of artificial dermis for genital surface reconstruction enables radical excision of tissues involved by diffuse lymphangiomatosis in this location. Surgical technique is simple, postoperative care is easy, being ambulatory care feasible. Final result is an elastic, fine skin, very satisfactory aesthetically, and functionally normal, which even keeps local sensitivity. In the long term, this will benefit the sexual field, so damaged in this patients.



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