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Postby Coppermine » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:59 pm

Chinese doctors performed the world's first documented penis transplant. An unexplained accident left the patient with a "small stump," unable to urinate properly or have sex. Doctors gave him the penis of a brain-dead man whose parents agreed to donate it. Good news: After 10 days, he could "urinate smoothly" and showed no signs of tissue rejection. Bad news: After two weeks, "because of the wife's psychological rejection as well as the swollen shape of the transplanted penis," the organ "regretfully had to be cut off." Upbeat conclusion: We're figuring out the human body. Skeptical conclusion: We still have no clue about the human mind.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:04 pm

Coppermine wrote:
Upbeat conclusion: We're figuring out the human body. Skeptical conclusion: We still have no clue about the human mind.


Best part. :-B

Why did he have to have this done in the first place? Bobbit or chainsaw mishap?
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Postby 3 run homer » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:12 pm

i heard it happened in some accident.

this guy quite possibly could be the only guy to ever have his don johnson chopped off twice :-o
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:11 pm

I kind of want to know how it got cut off.

On second thought...check that. I'm all set.
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Postby Howie » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:50 pm

Sucks to be that guy. Or does it?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:30 pm

Howie wrote:Sucks to be that guy. Or does it?

Well he can't relieve himself, or have sex. I'd say it sucks, but that's just me. }:-)
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Postby Madison » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:42 pm

Is this a true story? 8-o :-?
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:23 pm

Madison wrote:Is this a true story? 8-o :-?


http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/09/19/pe ... index.html

CNN wrote:(AP) -- Chinese doctors say they successfully transplanted a penis on a man who lost his own in an accident, but had to remove it two weeks later because of psychological problems experienced by the man and his wife.

The case appears to be the first such transplant reported in a medical journal -- European Urology, published by the European Association of Urology.

The Chinese doctors could not be reached for comment, and their report does not explain how the 44-year-old man lost his penis. It says only that "an unfortunate traumatic accident" left him with a small stump, unable to urinate or have sex normally.

Surgeons led by Dr. Hu Weilie at Guangzhou General Hospital performed the transplant in September 2005, a hospital spokesperson said Tuesday. The penis came from a 22-year-old brain-dead man whose parents agreed to donate his organ.

"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 writes in the journal.

Despite how shocking and radical the operation sounds, it involves standard microsurgery techniques to reconnect blood vessels and nerves.

From a medical point of view, "the main hurdle is the functional recovery," said Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, chief of plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

From arm and leg reattachments, it's known that nerve regrowth occurs at a rate of about an inch a month and often is insufficient to allow normal use, he said.

However, the ethical and psychological challenges in such cases can be even more paramount, as this and other recent transplants involving hands and faces illustrate.

"Some of the considerations for a penile transplant are the same as for a hand or face transplant," such as the need to take lifelong immune-suppressing drugs to prevent rejection of the new organ, Lee said.

The drugs can cause kidney and other damage, acceptable risks when the transplant involves a vital organ such as a liver or heart, but more ethically perilous when the operation is aimed at improving quality of life rather than extending it, Dr. Yoram Vardi, a neurology and urology specialist at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, writes in an accompanying commentary in the urology journal.

Psychological issues are keenly important. The world's first hand transplant recipient stopped taking immune suppression drugs and later requested that the hand be amputated.

Lee recalled speaking with the recipient of the world's first double-hand transplant in France, who told him it took months for him to accept his new hands and stop referring to one as "it."

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," the surgeons report in the journal.

Lab examination showed no sign of rejection, the doctors report.

If adequate attention had been paid to the need for counseling and other psychological concerns surrounding the transplant, "the need for penile amputation could probably have been avoided," Vardi wrote in his commentary.
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:41 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Coppermine wrote:
Upbeat conclusion: We're figuring out the human body. Skeptical conclusion: We still have no clue about the human mind.


Best part. :-B

Why did he have to have this done in the first place? Bobbit or chainsaw mishap?


mauled by a panda perhaps? i heard they like to bite people...maybe this guy got bit in the wrong place.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:26 am

They cut it back off!!!

WTF!! Thats terrible...what a terribly uncomfortable story
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