The New York Times first reported the transplant Monday. Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, who helped lead the surgical team, tells the newspaper that normal urination should be possible for the 64-year-old Manning in a few weeks, with sexual function possible in weeks to months. The Times reports most of Manning's penis was removed during his battle with penile cancer. The world's first successful penis transplant was performed in South Africa in December 2014. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Since Jason returned to Port Charles, Sam has done her best to avoid engaging in any kind of conversation with him. Typically running in the other direction when she sees Jason, Sam will finally be forced to face the man who she thought she would spend the rest of her life with on the Thursday, Dec. 14 episode of "General Hospital."
The operation was conducted on May 8th at Massachusetts General Hospital. Thomas Manning, a 64-year-old man from Halifax, Massachusetts, received the United States' first penis transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on May 8th. The 15-hour-long operation was successful and Manning is slowly recovering, reports The New York Times. Manning, whose penis was removed due to cancer, received the organ from a deceased donor. He is still currently recovering at Mass General.
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