Free radial forearm flap in an adult with hypospadias

Chih Cheng Luo, Chen-Sheng Huang, Jeng-Yee Lin, Chi Feng Huang, Zung Chung Chen

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A 22-year-old man presented with a scarred neophallus and complex hypospadias. The local penile skin was inadequate for urethral repair. A 16 cm free radial forearm flap was used for urethral replacement. Microvascular anastomosis allowed this flap to remain viable and functional. One year postoperatively, the patient had satisfactory functional and cosmetic outcomes. A small fistula developed in the course of the proximal anastomosis, and it was successfully repaired. Our case describes the successful use of a free radial forearm flap for urethral reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Free forearm flap
  • Hypospadias
  • Microvascular anastomosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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