BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.
The transplant recipient is a veteran who sustained injuries in Afghanistan. He is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week after recovering from the 14-hour surgery back on March 26.READ MORE: Red Sox Wild Card Bid Stalls With 4-2 Loss To Orioles
“We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man,” W.P. Andrew Lee, M.D., professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a release.READ MORE: Newman, Mendoza Will Be ESPN’s 1st All-Female Baseball Duo
The penis and scrotum came from a deceased donor, and nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons were involved in the transplant surgery.Post Office Replaces District Manager Of Maryland, Postmaster Of Baltimore, Ruppersberger Says