Monday, September 25, 2006

Patient Rejects Organ

In the quintessential "organ" transplant a man in China has successfully received a donor penis to replace the original which was damaged in an unspecified accident. Unfortunately, the offending organ has since had to be removed for psychological reasons.

Although the operation was a surgical success, surgeons said they had to remove the penis two weeks later. "Because of a severe psychological problem of the recipient and his wife, the transplanted penis regretfully had to be cut off," Dr Hu said. An examination of the organ showed no signs of it being rejected by the body.

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