Man, girlfriend delighted after reconstructive surgery 2007-02-03 11:00:44

    GUANGZHOU, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- A 35-year-old man and his girlfriend had reason to smile as they left the Hospital in Guangdong on Friday: after a successful reconstructive surgery he now had a penis.

    The unfortunate man, surnamed Zhen, had his most significant appendage and his testicles bitten off by a dog when he was a boy.

    Doctors at the No. 2 Hospital affiliated with the Guangzhou-based Sun Yat-sen University used skin and muscles from his chest and bone from his hip to reconstruct a penis.

    Zhen, a worker for a machine plant in Xinyi, declined to be interviewed, but his girlfriend told reporters that they very much appreciated the efforts of the hospital and plastic surgeon Prof. Zhang Jinming.

    Zhen had suffered physiological and psychological pressures after he became an adult. He couldn't have sex, he couldn't stand to urinate and he has a high-pitched voice and no body hair.

    After repeated requests from his girl friend, Zhen went to see Prof. Zhang early last month and the surgery was conducted on Jan.11.

    Zhen's newly constructed organ is 14 centimeters long, Zhang said.

    "He can have a sex life and enjoy pleasant sensations -- but not as intensely as other people because he still doesn't have testicles," Zhang said.


Editor: Wang Yan
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