The first patient lost a major part of his organ and sustained serious groin injuries in an explosion while reportedly serving in Afghanistan, the report said. He was, however, not named.
Surgeons at John Hopkins Hospital here will carry out the surgery, the first of its kind in an American hospital. The surgeons hoped that an organ from a man who died recently will be functional in urination and sex.
Following it, dozens of other injured American veterans will undergo the surgery so that they can plan families, the report said.
It has been found that loss of the penis emotionally shatters the injured soldiers since it affects their sense of manhood and put men aspiring to be fathers in depression, the Daily Mail report added.
There have been two cases of penis transplants in the world till date. The first one in China in 2006 was not successful but the second one held in South Africa last year was successful and it gave hope for the future.