64-year-old Thomas Manning discovered he had an aggressive form of penile cancer leading to partial amputation. A penis transplant may return him to being fully functional, physically and sexually.
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 – His is not the first penile transplant, that was in South Africa and the recipient has recently announced his wife is pregnant, but doctor’s are looking at this surgery to assist men who had lost their penises from defects, injuries, cancer, or combat.
Early discussions about the procedure had surgeons at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine preparing to provide penis transplants to U.S. veterans who had suffered from serious genital injuries in combat. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore received permission to conduct as many as 60 transplants on veterans with genital injuries.
Between 2001 and 2013, 1,367 men, most under 35 years old, underwent genital damage in Iraq and Afghanistan, often from homemade bombs. (People Magazine)
Lecia Bushak from Medical Daily reports:
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