Massachusetts General Hospital just made history today by successfully performing the nation’s first genitourinary reconstructive (penile) transplant;
The recipient, Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, said he is eternally grateful for the doctors, hospital staff, and researchers for saving his life.
The result of more than three years of research, a team of 30 physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, fellows and residents, worked to surgically graft the vascular and nerve structures. Patient Thomas Manning, 64, who had penile cancer that necessitated removal of his penis to cure the cancer, received the donation in early May.
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