A preliminary report of penile transplantation

Eur Urol. 2006 Oct;50(4):851-3. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2006.07.026. Epub 2006 Aug 8.


A 44-year-old male recipient with traumatic penile defect that occurred 8 mo earlier was matched with a 22-year-old, male, brain-dead donor. Transplantation included anastomosis of urethra corpus spongiosum and corpus cavernosum, and sutures of deep dorsal vein, dorsal artery, dorsal nerve, and superficial dorsal vein. Systemic broad-spectrum antibiotics, anticoagulation, antispasm agents, and immunosuppressants were given postoperatively. The recipient could urinate smoothly in a standing position at day 10 after removal of Foley catheter. At day 14 postoperatively because of a severe psychological problem of the recipient and his wife, the transplanted penis was cut off. Pathologic examination showed no rejection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penile Transplantation*
  • Penis / injuries*
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male / methods