Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Penis: phallopexy

Synonym(s): Bolz

Contributor(s): David Moll, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • A method of surgical treatment for paralysis of penis   Penis: paralysis / priapism  .
  • There are a number of procedures of fallopexy in the horse.
  • The most common technique, Bolz, leads to permanent retraction of the paralyzed penis into the preputial cavity.

Uses

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Not used if penis is badly damaged or horse still capable of erection.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Fair.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Harreveld P D et al (1998) Penile Surgery in Horses. Comp Cont Educ 20 (8), 947-954 (An overview of techniques for repair of minor and major lesions.) VetMedResource.


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