Penile transplantation: A long way to routine clinical practice

Jinhong Li, Feng Qin, Ping Han, Jiuhong Yuan


Organ transplantation is an ideal treatment for certain late-stage diseases. With the report of a penile transplantation in Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa, this topic has, once again, aroused exploration in the field. At present, two penile transplantation operations have been performed and gained some positive results. Patients can gain void standing, erectile function and better cosmetic appearance. However, debates and potential risks still exist. Here, we briefly review the progress of studies in this filed and discusses the potential risks and debates in penile transplantation.


How to cite this:Li J, Qin F, Han P, Yuan J. Penile transplantation: A long way to routine clinical practice. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(2):493-497.   doi:

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