September 18, 2006

YOU'D HOLD OUT FOR ANOTHER TOO IF THEY'RE INCREASING BY A FACTOR OF 10:

Man rejects first penis transplant (Ian Sample, September 18, 2006, The Guardian)

Chinese surgeons have performed the world's first penis transplant on a man whose organ was damaged beyond repair in an accident this year. The incident left the man with a 1cm-long stump with which he was unable to urinate or have sexual intercourse. "His quality of life was affected severely," said Dr Weilie Hu, a surgeon at Guangzhou General Hospital.

Doctors spent 15 hours attaching a 10cm penis to the 44-year-old patient after the parents of a brain-dead man half his age agreed to donate their son's organ. [...]

Although the operation was a surgical success, surgeons said they had to remove the penis two weeks later. "Because of a severe psychological problem of the recipient and his wife, the transplanted penis regretfully had to be cut off," Dr Hu said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2006 11:34 AM
Comments

I believe Michael Medved has a movie dealing with this subject on his Golden Turkey Awards list for all-time worst movies.

Posted by: John at September 18, 2006 10:43 PM
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