The suspensory ligament of the penis: an anatomic and radiologic description

  title={The suspensory ligament of the penis: an anatomic and radiologic description},
  author={A. Hoznek and Alain Rahmouni and Cl{\'e}ment Claude Abbou and Vincent Delmas and Marc Colombel},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
SummaryThe suspensory system of the penis acquires clinical importance in reparative surgery, traumatology and through its role in erection. [...] Key Method Ten unembalmed male subjects were used for dissection of the region of the base of the penis. Ten volunteer patients underwent MRI of the penis before and after the injection of prostaglandin (PGE1).Expand
Anomalies of the penis and scrotum in adults
It was found that in 22% of 415 investigated Peyronie patients, there was a coexisting Dupuytren’s disease (contracture of one or more fingers). Expand
Visualization of Penile Suspensory Ligamentous System Based on Visible Human Data Sets
  • Xianzhuo Chen, Yi Wu, +4 authors Shirong Li
  • Medicine
  • Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research
  • 2017
The 3D model based on Visible Human data sets can be used to clarify the anatomical features of the suspensory ligamentous system, thereby contributing to the improvement of penis-lengthening surgery. Expand
Normal Erectile Physiology
The human penis is composed of the paired dorsal corpora cavernosa and the ventral corpus spongiosum each of which is encased within a fibrous sheath, the tunica albuginea, and then all of which areExpand
Anterolateral Thigh Flap With Vascularized Fascia Lata Associated With Thigh Flaps
The case of a 48-year-old man, who underwent emergency debridement and split-thickness skin graft of inferior abdominal wall, pubis, scrotal bag and penile shaft after Fournier gangrene, is presented, the first case in the literature of a penile suspensory ligament reconstruction. Expand
Textbook of Male Genitourethral Reconstruction: Penile Augmentation, Fact or Fiction
This chapter aims to provide a brief review of historical and current approaches to penile augmentation, as well as a critical review of evidence regarding efficacy and complications. Expand
Suspensory ligament release combined with acellular dermal matrix filler in infrapubic space: A new method for penile length augmentation
A new method of penile length augmentation using acellular dermal matrix filler in infrapubic space combined with liposuction and penile suspensory ligament release is safe and effective and could be applied to selected patients with buried penis. Expand
Scrotal septum detachment during penile plication to compensate for loss of penile length compared with conventional surgical technique
Simple detachment of the scrotal septum from the penile base afforded both objective and subjective penile elongation without any severe complications compared with conventional penile plication. Expand
Partial tear of penile suspensory ligament on magnetic resonance imaging: A case report
Surgical repair of penile suspensory ligament was required after persistent abnormal erectile angle and MRI findings necessitated surgical repair which resulted in a favorable outcome and patient satisfaction. Expand
Fournier’s Gangrene: A Review of 43 Reconstructive Cases
Management of this infectious entity should be aggressive and the superomedial thigh skin flap has proven to be a reliable method of resurfacing large scrotal defects. Expand
A review of penile elongation surgery
The anatomy and embryology of congenital micropenis is reviewed and both conservative and surgical management options for men seeking penile elongation therapy are discussed, to improve patient quality of life. Expand


The puboprostatic ligament and the male urethral suspensory mechanism: an anatomic study.
The male and female urethral suspensory mechanism are comparable and may help in performing the apical dissection of the prostate during radical retropubic prostatectomy and in preserving urinary continence following radical pelvic surgery. Expand
Normal penile anatomy and abnormal penile conditions: evaluation with MR imaging.
The appearance of the normal penis and of a variety of penile abnormalities on magnetic resonance (MR) images was studied in 55 patients with either medium or high magnetic field strengths to facilitate the surgical approach. Expand
Abnormalities of the suspensory ligament of the penis as a cause for erectile dysfunction.
Four patients are described with a defect in the suspensory ligament of the penis that was traumatic in origin but in the other 3 aetiology appeared to be congenital. Expand
Penile advancement and lengthening in spinal cord injury patients with retracted phallus who have failed penile prosthesis placement alone.
3 patients in whom a successful resolution to this problem has been achieved with rational surgical management are described, including lysis of the suspensory ligament of the penis, approximation of the infrapubic soft tissues posterior to the corpora, and release of infrapUBic skin tethering with a modified Z-plasty technique. Expand
Penile injuries with particular reference to injury to the erectile tissue.
A retrospective study of 56 patients with penile injuries showed that 28 injuries were sustained during coitus and a further 12 in other sexual practices. Four different types of injury to theExpand
Sequential contrast-enhanced MR imaging of the penis.
Subjects with normal erectile function showed gradual and centrifugal enhancement of the corpora cavernosa, while those with erectile dysfunction showed poor enhancement with abnormal progression. Expand
Traumatic rupture of the suspensory ligament of the penis. Case report.
Rapport du 86 ~me Congr~s de L'Association Franqaise d'Urologie: anatomie descriptive et fonctionhelle du penis
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