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Monday, 16 May 2016

Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in US

BOSTON: A cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the US, a Boston hospital said on Monday.

Massachusetts General Hospital has confirmed that Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, received the transplanted penis in a 15-hour procedure last week. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor.

The New York Times first reported the transplant on Monday.

Dr Curtis Cetrulo, who helped lead the surgical team, tells the newspaper that normal urination should be possible for the 64-year-old. Sexual function would be possible in weeks to months.

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