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WATCH: Nine hour operation to perform penis transplant

13 March, 03:30 PM

The operation, led by Stellenbosch University’s Division of Urology head Prof Andre van der Merwe, lasted a marathon nine-hours. Watch him explain the procedure behind the first successful penis transplant in the world.

The marathon nine-hour operation was performed on 11 December 2014 at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

READ MORE: World’s first successful penile transplant performed in Cape Town

The recipient of the transplant is a 21-year-old man who lost his penis due to severe complications following a traditional circumcision, surgeons say.

News24 Live’s Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath was at the press briefing on Friday to cover the historic moment. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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