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Man rejects first penis transplant
Guardian ^ | September 18, 2006 | Ian Sample, science correspondent

Posted on 09/17/2006 10:33:58 PM PDT by tlb

Chinese surgeons have performed the world's first penis transplant on a man whose organ was damaged beyond repair in an accident this year. The incident left the man with a 1cm-long stump with which he was unable to urinate or have sexual intercourse.

Doctors spent 15 hours attaching a 10cm penis to the 44-year-old patient after the parents of a brain-dead man half his age agreed to donate their son's organ.

Although the operation was a surgical success, surgeons said they had to remove the penis two weeks later. "Because of a severe psychological problem of the recipient and his wife, the transplanted penis regretfully had to be cut off," Dr Hu said. An examination of the organ showed no signs of it being rejected by the body.

"Psychological consequences of hand and face allografts show that it is not so easy to use and see permanently a dead person's hands, nor is it easy to look in a mirror to see a dead person's face," he wrote in the journal. "Clearly, in the Chinese case the failure at a very early stage was first psychological. It involved the recipient's wife and raised many questions."

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: 10cmabout4inches; detachablepenis; erectivesurgery; frankenfurter; hatewhenthathappens; headedforthebackroom; kingmissile; oragany; organized; penalized; penistransplant; raisedmanyquestions; williamhung
The ultimate good news/bad news scenerio. The woman must have been very conflicted regarding the stiff's organ.
1 posted on 09/17/2006 10:33:59 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

ba zing!


2 posted on 09/17/2006 10:35:48 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: tlb

Dick Peters San.


3 posted on 09/17/2006 10:36:14 PM PDT by zarf
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To: tlb

Bump for tomorrow


4 posted on 09/17/2006 10:37:14 PM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (Oregon - a pro-militia and firearms state that looks just like Afghanistan .)
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To: tlb

The American people rejected penis transplants at the past two elections!!!


5 posted on 09/17/2006 10:38:40 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: tlb

Let me guess...The patient's name is Wong Wang.


6 posted on 09/17/2006 10:41:15 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: My2Cents

The joke possibilities are endless.


7 posted on 09/17/2006 10:44:34 PM PDT by umgud
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To: tlb

The wife loved him more than ever and he couldn't take the rejection.


8 posted on 09/17/2006 10:45:54 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: tlb; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Maestro, MUSIC!


10 posted on 09/17/2006 10:48:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("How do you say 'Kiss my Holy Roman @ss' in Latin?" --Alouette)
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To: tlb
This sounds like an episode of Robot Chicken.
11 posted on 09/17/2006 10:49:18 PM PDT by CzarNicky (Gentlemen, Dethklok has summoned a troll.)
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To: tlb
the article's link is wrong (bad link)

Could it be that 10cm was not satisfactory for her!
Surely they could have found one that was 18cm or more.
12 posted on 09/17/2006 10:50:55 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: tlb

10cm = ?in


13 posted on 09/17/2006 10:54:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

OMG, it's missing again!!!

Can't quite identify the genre of that one. ROFL!


14 posted on 09/17/2006 10:54:46 PM PDT by phantomworker ("A chicken doesn't stop scratching just because worms are scarce." Sofa king crazy.)
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To: RouxStir
"the man with a 1cm-long stump"

Bill Clinton, is that you?

15 posted on 09/17/2006 10:54:55 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

3.93 inches


16 posted on 09/17/2006 10:55:25 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: tlb

Wow, almost instantly bumped to "General Chat". Humor possibilities aside such a complex procedure is a medical marvel and certainly as scientifically legitimate as other topics I enjoy reading such as astronomy or oil production and similar matters regularly discussed as "News".


17 posted on 09/17/2006 10:55:46 PM PDT by tlb
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To: stlnative

http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,1874816,00.html


18 posted on 09/17/2006 10:56:53 PM PDT by tlb
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To: stlnative

I guess that is about right if you are 5'5" and wear a size 6 narrow shoe.


19 posted on 09/17/2006 10:57:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: tlb

the second link was bad also...

but I found it here (looks the same but lets see if it works now)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1874818,00.html


20 posted on 09/17/2006 11:02:04 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: phantomworker

Poetry. Sheer poetry.
---
King Missile - "Detachable Penis"

I woke up this morning with a bad hangover
And my penis was missing again
This happens all the time
It's detachable
This comes in handy a lot of the time
I can leave it home when I think it's going to get me in trouble
Or I can rent it out when I don't need it

But now and then I go to a party
Get drunk
And the next morning I can't for the life of me
Remember what I did with it
First I looked around my apartment
And I couldn't find it
So I called up the place where the party was
They hadn't seen it either
I asked them to check the medicine cabinet
'Cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes
But not this time
So I told them if it pops up to let me know.

I called a few people who were at the party
But they were no help either
I was starting to get desperate
I really don't like being without my penis for too long
It makes me feel like less of a man
And I really hate to have to sit down every time I take a leak

After a few hours of searching the house
And calling everyone I could think of
I was starting to get very depressed
So I went to the Kiev and ate breakfast.
Then as I walked down Second Avenue toward St. Mark's Place
Where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street
I saw my penis lying on a blanket next to a broken toaster oven
Some guy was selling it
I had to buy it off him
He wanted 22 bucks but I talked him down to 17
I took it home
Washed it off
And put it back on
I was happy again
Complete
People sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached
But I don't know
Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass
I like having a detachable penis


21 posted on 09/17/2006 11:03:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("How do you say 'Kiss my Holy Roman @ss' in Latin?" --Alouette)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I am very happy my husband is 6'2" and wears a size 12 shoe!


22 posted on 09/17/2006 11:05:39 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: My2Cents

"'the man with a 1cm-long stump'
Bill Clinton, is that you?"

I thought he was packing a 7.5" x 49 ring gauge Macanudo?


23 posted on 09/17/2006 11:13:02 PM PDT by RouxStir (Islam is the Cancer and Radiation is the Cure.)
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To: tlb
Sign the back of your Drivers License...
24 posted on 09/18/2006 1:18:37 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: My2Cents
Let me guess...The patient's name is Wong Wang.

Maybe his wife was named No Lyke Wang.

25 posted on 09/18/2006 4:24:44 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Hell, if they only gave me 4 inches, I'd reject it too!!


26 posted on 09/18/2006 4:57:34 AM PDT by CTOCS (Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.)
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To: CTOCS
Hell, if they only gave me 4 inches, I'd reject it too!!

Then you would be No Hung Lo.

27 posted on 09/18/2006 5:47:39 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: tlb

I'm not sure what's more amazing.....

The fact they were able to perform this kind of complicated surgery in China, or that a 10cm organ actually exists there.


28 posted on 09/18/2006 5:52:11 AM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: My2Cents

And Wong Wang's wife was Chop Suey.


29 posted on 09/18/2006 6:23:22 AM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: tlb
I think the old punch line was . . .

"His hand rejected it!"

30 posted on 09/18/2006 6:59:30 AM PDT by blues_guitarist (Splunge!)
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To: pissant

Obviously the correct course of action would have been to graft on four or five, so at least one would take. And if more than one worked, better yet -- a multi-penised super-race.


31 posted on 09/18/2006 10:36:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

He needed to find the right doctor for his addadicktome.


32 posted on 09/19/2006 5:44:04 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Yeah, one with the knick-knack...


33 posted on 09/19/2006 8:44:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Saturday, September 16, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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