Friday, March 20, 2015
First penis transplant reversed; wife didn't like it
Surgeons in China who said they performed the first successful penis transplant had to remove the donated organ because of the severe psychological problems experienced by the man and his wife.
In September 2005 surgeons led by Dr. Hu Weilie attached a penis donated by the parents of a 22-year-old brain-dead man. The operation was successful but Hu and his team removed the transplant two weeks later.
“There was a strong demand from both the patient and his wife” for a transplant, and the operation “was discussed again and again” and approved by the hospital’s ethics committee, Hu wrote in "European Urology." The patient had been unable to have intercourse or urinate properly since an accident that occurred eight months before the surgery.
Fourteen days after the penis transplant, the recipient and his wife requested that the organ be removed “because of the wife’s psychological rejection as well as the swollen shape of the transplanted penis.”
Eggplant photo from www.myveggietable.com. Thanks.