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Penile transplant

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by kbb, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. kbb

    kbb Member

    AP Medical Writer
    Chinese doctors say they successfully transplanted a penis on a man who lost his own in an accident, but had to remove it two weeks later because of psychological problems experienced by the man and his wife.
    The case appears to be the first such transplant reported in a medical journal -- European Urology.
    The Chinese doctors could not be reached for comment, and their report does not explain how the 44-year-old man lost his penis. It says only that "an unfortunate traumatic accident" left him with a small stump, unable to urinate or have sex normally.
    Surgeons led by Dr. Hu Weilie at Guangzhou General Hospital performed the transplant in September 2005, a hospital spokesperson said Tuesday. The penis came from a 22-year-old brain-dead man whose parents agreed to donate his organ.
    Fourteen days after the penis transplant, the recipient and his wife requested that the organ be removed "because of the wife's psychological rejection as well as the swollen shape of the transplanted penis," the surgeons report in the journal.

    (Uh, can I get a large one with low mileage, please?)
  2. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Organ donor, indeed.
  3. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

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