Wednesday, September 20, 2006

News worth knowing...

Headline in the Sowetan today:
"Pope's advisors fingered".

I have not the words.

Also, on Sunday Times - Penis Transplant Rejected

"...they cut the attached organ off after the man and his wife had difficulty accepting the donated penis..."

BEIJING - A Chinese man who was the world's first recipient of a penis transplant, had the organ removed two weeks later due to a "severe psychological problem," a leading medical journal said.

The man's penis had been damaged beyond repair in an accident, leaving him unable to urinate normally or have sexual intercourse, the report in European Urology said.

Doctors at a hospital in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong province, performed the surgery last year using a penis from a 22-year-old brain-dead man. But, just two weeks later, they cut the attached organ off after the man and his wife had difficulty accepting the donated penis, it said.

"The recipient could urinate smoothly in a standing position at day 10 (after the operation)," said the report, posted on the European Urology website. "At day 14 postoperatively because of a severe psychological problem of the recipient and his wife, the transplanted penis regretfully had to be cut off."

There was no signs that the man's body was biologically rejecting the transplanted organ, it said.

Although penis transplants had not been performed before, doctors worldwide have successfully reattached penises that have been cut off, it said.

Sunday Times


helsbels said...

I bet that a very intellectual quiz night team, managed to guess what transplant it was... CAN YOU BELIEVE IT... i have heard rumours that a certain team lobotomy is still rather deflated after a very close second in the quiz night.... QUATAR!!!!

Jeanne said...

oh my shattered foreskin!!!!!!