Guwahati/ 24th April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
Medical science is always surprising us with a new development, new medical techniques and amazing medical breakthroughs on everyday basis.
In yet another medical breakthrough, a team of doctors at Hopkins hospital in Baltimore has successfully repaired the genitals of a war veteran who was severely injured in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
This complex surgery required a team of experienced and highly specialized surgeons. The team comprised of a surgery team who had performed the country’s first bilateral arm transplant, conducted this complex surgery which is the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant.
The operation lasted for 14 hours, involving a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons.
The surgeons reconstructed the entire pelvic region, the entire penis, scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall from a deceased donor. The recipient, who wishes to remain anonymous, is recovering well and is expected to be discharged from the hospital later this week, said a release published in the Johns Hopkins Medicine.