Massachusetts man receives nation's first penis transplant
(Courtesy Massachusetts General Hospital)
BOSTON – A cancer patient received the first penis transplant in the United States, a Boston hospital said.
Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed Monday 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 Monday.
Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, who helped lead the surgical team, tells the newspaper that normal urination should be possible for the 64-year-old Manning in a few weeks, with sexual function possible in weeks to months.