Skip to comments.Man rejects first penis transplant
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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Dick Peters San.
Bump for tomorrow
The American people rejected penis transplants at the past two elections!!!
Let me guess...The patient's name is Wong Wang.
The joke possibilities are endless.
The wife loved him more than ever and he couldn't take the rejection.
10cm = ?in
OMG, it's missing again!!!
Can't quite identify the genre of that one. ROFL!
Bill Clinton, is that you?
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".
I guess that is about right if you are 5'5" and wear a size 6 narrow shoe.
the second link was bad also...
but I found it here (looks the same but lets see if it works now)
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