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Vet feels ‘whole’ after transplant


More than a year after performing the world’s most extensive penis transplant, doctors say their patient has recovered and reports “feeling whole” again.

The U.S. veteran lost both legs and his genitals from a blast in Afghanista­n. Last year, Johns Hopkins University surgeons rebuilt the man’s pelvic region, transplant­ing a penis, scrotum and part of the abdominal wall from a deceased donor.

Doctors described the procedure in a letter this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, and said their patient, who hasn’t been identified, recovered sexual and urinary function.

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