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Re-implantation of amputated penis successfully done at Aster MIMS
Sreedevi Chitharanjan| ,  12 October 2017
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KOZHIKODE: In a rare and complicated surgery, doctors at Aster MIMS, Kozhikode, successfully re-implanted the amputated penis of a 26-year-old man. The patient hailing from Malappuram district was admitted to Aster MIMS on September 18th with his penis chopped off up to 90%.It was the timely combined efforts of the urology and plastic surgery departments at Aster MIMS, helped the patient to regain his penis. The patient underwent an eight hour long emergency surgery lead by Dr Krishnakumar, senior consultant and head, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aster MIMS. The patient left the hospital after seven days.Dr Krishnakumar, senior consultant and head, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aster MIMS said, To re-implant an amputated penis, all the complex structures in the penis have to be repaired. In this case we have successfully repaired the arteries which bring the blood to the organ, the veins which carry the blood away, the nerves which give sensibility to the organ, the urethra, the corpora which provides erection and the muscles, he said adding that the patient can be back to normal life in four weeks time.Besides Dr Krishnakumar, Dr Saju Narayanan, Dr Ajith Kumar, Senior Consultants, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr Bibilash, Consultant, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr Ravikumar Karunakaran, Senior Consultant Urology, Dr Surdas, Consultant, Urology and Dr Kishore K and Dr Preetha, Anesthetists were also took part in the surgery.
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