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24 April, 2018 05:58:32 PM
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World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US

Independent Online Desk
World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in US
Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan. AFP photo

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.

The 14-hour operation took place on March 26, and was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urologic surgeons.

"We are optimistic that he will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions following a full recovery," W.P. Andrew Lee, professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told reporters on a conference call.

The patient was severely injured by a blast from an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan several years ago, Lee said.

The entire penis, scrotum without testicles and partial abdominal wall came from a deceased donor.

The man lost his testicles in the explosion and did not get them restored as part of his transplant.

"The testicles were not transplanted because we had made a decision early in the programme to not transplant germline tissue, that is to say not transplant tissue that generates sperm because this would raise a number of ethical questions," said JHU plastic surgeon Damon Cooney.

"In particular, the ability of the recipient of the transplant to have children would result in genetic material being transmitted from the donor of the transplanted tissue to the recipient's offspring."

"And we just felt there were too many unanswered ethical questions with that."

The first penis transplant in the world took place in China in 2006.

Only four penis transplants have ever been done successfully, including the one announced Monday, doctors said.

Two have been done in South Africa, the nation that achieved the first such successful surgery in 2015. The United States performed its first successful penis transplant in 2016.AFP.

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