World’s First Ever Penis Transplant Is Successful

92187300The world’s first penis transplant has been performed by surgeons in South Africa, Bloomberg News reported.

The 21-year-old recipient has made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ. The nine-hour operation was done Dec. 11 by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital, the university said Friday in a statement.

He received the donated organ harvested from a man who was declared brain dead.

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The unidentified patient had his penis amputated three years ago in a procedure after he developed complications from a traditional circumcision. The procedure to remove his penis actually saved his life.