First penile transplant in the United States performed at Massachusetts General Hospital

Posted by on May 16, 2016 2:32 pm
Categories: health

A team of surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital announced today that they have performed the nation’s first genitourinary reconstructive (penile) transplant. The 15-hour operation, which took place earlier this month, involved surgically grafting the complex microscopic vascular and neural structures of a donor organ onto the comparable structures of the recipient.

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