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UPDATED: 17:10, September 22, 2005
China achieves world's first allogeneic penis tissue graft operation
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Experts with the urological department of the Guangzhou General Hospital of the Guangzhou Military Area Command did a 7-hour operation, implanting an allogeneic penis for a man who lost his in an accident, marking that the first success has been achieved in the allogeneic penis tissue operation, according to a Xinhua report on September 21.

The patient, 44, suffered an accident after over-drinking a year before, causing the loss of his penis completely. He was in great pain in mind although his life was saved in rescue.

He went to the hospital for treatment, which attracted the attention from Hu Weilie, director with the urological department. He was eager for penis implantation. However, there was no successful example achieved in this field worldwide.

After full discussions, the department carried out three experiments of penis vivisection, obtaining relevant data and experience.

On September 20, the hospital did the operation for him soon after it got a penis donation. The operation started at 21 pm on the same day and by 4 am the next morning, the operation was finished with another penis attached. And a complete success was made.

Hu Weilie said generally speaking, there are three ways for the treatment. 1 autotransplantation, also known as re-plantation, 2 penis reconstruction, which is made of a patient's own skin by a reconstructive surgeon, 3 allogeneic penis tissue grafts.

By People's Daily Online


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