glansectomy

glansectomy

The surgical excision of the glans penis, which is almost invariably performed for cancer of the penis, usually for squamous cell carcinoma confined to the glans (stage 1, T1 or T2). Once healed, the penis has an appearance similar to that of a circumcised penis.
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As there was no visible, salvageable glandular tissue, we performed a complete glansectomy using sharp dissection.
On the other hand, conservative procedures, such as glansectomy with urethral glanduloplasty and primary lesion wide local excision (WLE), are considered the gold standard for T1, T2 and selected T3 tumours.
In this study, we evaluated the postoperative sexual function of patients who underwent two different conservative approaches for penile cancer: WLE and glansectomy with urethral glanduloplasty.
Patients with preoperative satisfying erectile function and concerned about the preservation of their sexual potency were scheduled for WLE (Group A) or glansectomy with urethral glanduloplasty (Group B), according to tumour characteristics.
As we expected, WLE had a slightly higher risk of local recurrence as compared to glansectomy.
We found that WLE achieved the best results in terms of postoperative sexual function compared with glansectomy with urethral glanduloplasty.
WLE was superior to glansectomy in terms of overall complications, as three cases of meatal stenosis were reported after the latter procedure.
Among the conservative treatments for penile cancer, WLE leads to better sexual outcomes and less postoperative complications compared to glansectomy with urethral glanduloplasty.
Yannakoyorgos, "Glansectomy: an alternative surgical treatment for Buschke-Lowenstein tumors of the penis," Urology, vol.