BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts General Hospital says that a surgical team has performed the nation’s first penile transplant.

Earlier this month, surgeons connected the intricate vascular and nerve structures of a donor penis with those of the 64-year-old transplant recipient.

The procedure took 15 hours.

The patient is recovering well.

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