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Penis Transplant A Raging Success For South African Surgeons


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South African doctors have performed the world's first successful penis transplant, three months after the ground-breaking operation.


The 21-year-old patient had his penis amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision at a traditional initiation ceremony.


In a nine-hour operation at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, he received his new penis from a deceased donor, whose family were praised by doctors.


"We've proved that it can be done - we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had," said Professor Frank Graewe, head of plastic reconstructive surgery at Stellenbosch University.


"It was a privilege to be part of this first successful penis transplant in the world."


Doctors say the man, whose identity has not been disclosed, has made a full recovery since the operation on December 11 and had regained all his urinary and reproductive functions.


In 2006, a Chinese man had a penis transplant but his doctors removed the organ after two weeks due to "a severe psychological problem of the recipient and his wife".



now this is want I want to hear more about, could be a movie in this, 'Amityville Penis', 'A Penis on Elm Street', 'The Blair Penis Project'

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