[Reconstructive surgery of the clitoris after sexual mutilation].

Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2011 Feb;56(1):59-64. Epub 2010 Jun 16.

[Reconstructive surgery of the clitoris after sexual mutilation].

[Article in French]

Madzou S, Ouédraogo CM, Gillard P, Lefebvre-Lacoeuille C, Catala L, Sentilhes L, Descamps P.

Pôle gynécologie obstétrique, médecine fœtale, reproduction humaine et orthogénie, CHU d’Angers, 4, rue Larrey, 49000 Angers, France.
semadzou@chu-angers.fr

ABSTRACT

Ritual sexual mutilations cause gynaecologic, urologic and obstetric complications. Their surgical treatments like clitoris reconstruction or desinfibulation have been well studied. We describe the Dr Pierre Foldes’s (2004,
2006a, b) surgical technique of clitoris reconstruction after ritual excision.
After scar resection, clitoris knee and corporeal bodies are liberated with meticulous nerve sparing. A new clitoridian glans is created by cuneiform plasty and then reimplanted in an anatomic situation. The aim of the technique is to restore a normal anatomy and to obtain a sensory and functional organ. We also describe the desinfibulation technique in this article.

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