Saturday, March 14, 2015

Man 21, undergoes first successful penis transplant

Just thinking if this one will work as much the original one..hehe. 
A 21-year-old man has undergone the world's first successful penis transplant.

The 'ground-breaking' operation took South African surgeons nine hours to perform, and allowed the patient to urinate normally and become sexually active again.
Three years ago the man, who remains unidentified, was forced to have his penis amputated after a botched circumcision.
Each year thousands of young men, mainly from the Xhosa tribe in South Africa, have their foreskins removed in traditional rituals, with experts estimating around 250 losing their penises each year to medical complications.
 He doesn't necessarily have the psychological capability to process this. There are even reports of suicide among these young men.'
He added that finding a donor organ was one of the main challenges to the procedures, and called the man who donated his penis, and his family, 'heroes'.
The procedure was performed as part of a pilot study to develop a penile transplant procedure that could be performed in a typical South African hospital.  
The planning and preparation for the study started in 2010.

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