Hospital performs first ever penis and scrotum transplant

The world’s first ever full penis and scrotum transplant has been successfully performed by doctors.

The pioneering surgery, which was carried out at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in March, took 14 hours and 11 surgeons to complete.

Doctors transplanted a deceased donor’s entire penis and scrotum onto a young US army veteran, who lost his genitals during combat.

“We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man,” said Johns Hopkins’ W.P. Andrew Lee, M.D. in a statement.

In a bid to replace the soldier’s missing abdominal wall, scrotum and penis after he sustained the injury in Afghanistan, the doctors decided to embark upon the surgery to replace “like with like.”

“We’ve really replaced like with like,” surgeon Dr Richard Redett told Sky News.

“We looked at the defect our patient had and procured the exact same graft from our donor.”


“It’s a real mind-boggling injury to suffer, it is not an easy one to accept,” the anonymous veteran said in a statement published by the hospital.

“When I first woke up, I felt finally more normal… [with] a level of confidence as well. Confidence… like finally I’m okay now,” he added.

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