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Professor Djordjevic performed a testicle transplant!

Professor Miro Djordjevic was a leading surgeon in an international team who successfully performed a testicle transplantation in Belgrade! This operation is the third known transplant of this type in the world, and the first in Serbia. Dr. Dicken Ko, a transplant surgeon and urology professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and Dr. Branko Bojovic, an expert in microsurgery at Harvard Medical School were part of this team.

A 36-year-old man born without testicles received one transplanted from his identical twin brother in the operation performed on December 3rd, 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia. The aims of this six-hour surgery are to give the recipient stable levels of the male hormone testosterone that will replace injections, to make his genitals more natural, and to potentially enable him to have children some day.

"The rare operation has implications for wounded soldiers, accident victims, cancer patients and those undergoing sex reassignment", says The New York Times. Read an entire article here!

Read an article in Serbian and watch the whole press conference here!

 



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