Tuesday, 17 May 2016


The  first penile transplant in the United States was carried out yesterday by a group of surgeons in Boston, in the United States.
Thomas Manning, 64, happens to be first recipient. His penis was removed in 2012 due to penile cancer, is recovering well and showing no signs of rejecting the transplant, his surgeons said.
“Today I begin a new chapter filled with personal hope and hope for others who have suffered genital injuries, particularly for our servicemembers who put their lives on the line and suffer serious damage as a result,” Manning said in a statement.

The surgeons who led the 15-hour procedure on the 8th and 9th of May, Curtis Cetrulo and Dickens Ko, said they were "cautiously optimistic" Manning will regain full urinary and sexual function.
"He's doing well so far," Cetrulo said at a news conference Monday. "He is up and out of bed. Emotionally he's doing amazingly well. He's a very positive person."
"He went through rigorous psychological screening," Cetrulo said, adding that Manning "wants to be whole again. He doesn't want to be in the shadows."Cetrulo said the transplant work was inspired by the injuries suffered by wounded warriors. He said such injuries suffered on the battlefield can leave servicemembers isolated and despondent — and contemplating suicide.
"We hope to make this kind of experimental surgery safe and routine," Cetrulo said.
More than 3½ years of research and teamwork among dozens of specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery, urology,  psychiatry, infectious disease, nursing and social work culminated in the transplant, Ko said.
Meanwhile a team of South Africa surgeons performed what is believed to be the world's first successful penis transplant in a nine-hour operation in December 2014. Stellenbosch University said last spring that the patient had regained full function in the transplanted organ.

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