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Nation's first penis transplant performed on Massachusetts cancer patient

Nation's first penis transplant performed on Massachusetts cancer patient

A Massachusetts cancer patient became the first U.S. patient to receive a penis transplant, Massachusetts General Hospital announced Monday.

The hospital said 64-year-old Thomas Manning of Halifax, Mass., had the transplant earlier this month and was doing well with the new organ from a deceased donor. Part of his penis was amputated in 2012 as a cure for his penile cancer.

Called a genitourinary vascularized composite allograft, such a transplant has only been performed two times globally, and only once successfully. Surgeons from Johns Hopkins University School of...

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