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Johns Hopkins Performs The World's First-Ever Penis and Scrotum Transplant


The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team that performed the country’s first bilateral arm transplant in a wounded warrior has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world. 

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Worlds First Total Penile and Scrotum Transplant | Johns Hopkins Medicine

On March 26, 2018 a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine performed the world’s first total penile and scrotum transplant. In a 14-hour surgery, the entire penis, scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall of a deceased donor was transplanted to a veteran wounded in Afghanistan. This animation illustrates the transplantation process.

To request an appointment and learn more about penile transplantation, contact us at 443-997-1583.

The penile transplant project is considered a clinical trial and is made possible because of contributions from a team of specialists, including psychiatrists, psychologists, urologists, plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, a nurse transplant coordinator, hematologists, infectious disease specialists, immunosuppressive therapy experts, dermatopathologists and bioethicists. (IRB#NA_00089306)


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