Sexual and Overall Quality of Life Improvements After Surgical Correction of "Buried Penis".
BACKGROUND: "Buried penis" is an increasing burden in our population with many possible etiologies. Although surgical correction of buried penis can be rewarding and successful for the surgeon, the psychological and functional impact of buried penis on the patient is less understood. METHODS: The study's aim was to evaluate the sexual satisfaction and overall quality of life before and after buried penis surgery in a single-surgeon's patient population using a validated questionnaire (Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire short-form). RESULTS: Using Likert scales generated from the questionnaire and 1-tailed paired t test analysis, we found that there was significantly improved sexual function after correction of a buried penis. Variables individually showed that there was significant improvement with sexual pleasure, urinating, and with genital hygiene postoperatively. There were no significant differences concerning frequency of pain with orgasms. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical correction of buried penis significantly improves the functional, sexual, and psychological aspects of patient's lives.
Hughes, DB; Perez, E; Garcia, RM; Aragón, OR; Erdmann, D
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