New penis grown on boy's arm
Doctors have grown a new penis on a Russian boy's arm after he lost his old one in a bizarre accident.
The 16-year-old, named only as Malik, lost his penis after receiving an electric shock while urinating on an electric wire.
Surgeons grew a new penis on his arm and have now moved it to his groin.
The Russian Clinical Hospital for Children surgeons created it by putting an empty latex cylinder in Malik's forearm and pumping a solution into it every day, reports Pravda.
The cylinder grew on the boy's arm for 10 months until it took on the shape of a penis.
Douglas Murray, a past president of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, told Ananova this kind of plastic surgery was not uncommon.
Mr Murray said: "He would probably be able to stand up and urinate instead of having to sit and do so."
Story filed: 14:46 Thursday 16th August 2001