A war victim with his penis and a testicle turned OFF in Yemen to rebuild his genitals with flesh of his arm – and doctors say "his reproductive capacity is not impeded";
- Yemeni man, 45, had the penis and testicle cut off during an attack by extremists
- He could no longer stand up and was afraid his wife would leave him
- Man was brought to India, where he underwent a reconstructive operation in August
- Doctors used tissue from his arm and veins from his leg to re-create the organ
Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
A Yemeni war victim whose penis and a testicle were cut off by extremists during an attack, had his genitals rebuilt by surgeons in India.
The 45-year-old teacher was severely wounded during the country's civil war, fought between Iranian-backed rebels and Saudi-led government forces.
He was unable to stand peeing, suffered extreme trauma, psychological damage and was worried that his wife would leave him.
A Yemeni teacher, 45, was brought to India for an operation after his penis and one of his testicles was cut off during an attack by rebels during the civil war in the country (file image)
To go to the bathroom, he had to wear a burqa and use the women's facilities.
But earlier this year he was taken to the city of Bengaluru, in the south of India, where surgeons agreed to operate him.
After a counseling, doctors performed the eight-hour operation in August, reports the Times of India.
Doctors used muscles, skin and nerves that were taken out of the man's forearm to form a new organ, while it was connected to a blood supply in his leg.
Doctors were also able to connect the nerves of his arms with those in his crotch, which means that the new organ will be able to feel.
Doctors in this hospital in Bengaluru, South India, used the muscles and skin of the man's forearm to build a new organ before it was attached to his crotch.
The man can even make it possible to reproduce it, as doctors say "his reproductive abilities are not completely obstructed."
& # 39; He can lead a normal life & # 39 ;, physicians added.
Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, has been in the grip of a bitter civil war since 2015.
The conflict has paralyzed the country and led to widespread famine, with the UN estimating that 13 million Yemenis are on the brink of hunger.
The Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman, who led Saudi troops to the conflict, was heavily criticized for the level of civilian suffering.
In addition to the hunger, Saudi has been criticized for the random bombardment of civilian areas.