I never thought I could type it, but when I read the news I was so intrigued and blown away by what science can do now that I was forced to write it.
In what would be a thrilling 14-hour operation, surgeons moved a penis, scrotum, and lower wall of the stomach to a wounded veteran. Post-surgery, the patient reports that she has normal sensations and function ̵1; including "near-normal" erects and even orgasms.
The patient, according to his medical team at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, may urinate to stand along what they call a "strong stream". The anonymous patient was the first to have this complex of a genital transplant, and only the third in the world to have a successful penis transplant.
An IED (improvised explosive device) exploded in the now-veteran, destroying his penis and scrotum and causing massive tissue loss in his lower abdominal wall. The explosion also saw him with knees above the knee on both legs.
The operation itself is not as easy as you might think, with surgeons needing to develop a whole new regeneration procedure to ensure they have a proper blood supply – at Top needing to get of organs and tissues from a closely matched age giver,
As costs, the team's operation at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine estimated that the cost of moving somewhere between $ 300,000 and $ 400,000 – though the surgeons performed the operation free of charge. So when you add to those costs, you can be looking at $ 500K + to get new stamps and beans.