Man, 55, whose penis 'split' due to infected tumours has his member 'reconstructed' with Manuka honey
A man whose penis had split due to tumours had his member reconstructed using Manuka honey, doctors have revealed.
The unnamed 55-year-old, from Roskilde in Denmark, went to his GP when his foreskin became too tight to pull back.
Non-cancerous tumours, which were infected, were found on 'all segments of the penis'. These were causing the skin to split, known as penile denudation.
Medics removed the masses and attempted to reconstruct the penis via a skin graft, which failed.
His penis was 'completely healed' 52 days later, the team of medics wrote in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.
Many wounds have benefited from Manuka honey, which has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, the doctors wrote.
They hope it will soon have a 'permanent place in the physician's arsenal of wound-treatment products'.
Mr Tet Yap, consultant urologist at The Princess Grace Hospital, part of HCA UK, told MailOnline: 'Manuka honey contains a naturally-occurring enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide.