This can’t be good for you – Part 4

September 5, 2013 by
Filed under: Spinewave Bulletin 

fork penis x ray

A 70-year old Australian man had a lucky escape from serious injury after he inserted a 10cm dinner fork into his penis in an attempt to achieve sexual gratification.

According to a case study in the International Journal of Surgery, the fork became lodged in the man’s urethra and he was unable to get it out, so he presented to the ED at Canberra Hospital.

By the time of presentation the fork was not visible, but doctors were able to feel it from the outside and see it on X-ray. After much consideration, the team of three doctors decided to put the patient under a general anaesthetic and pull the fork out using forceps and plenty of lubrication.

See also: This can’t be good for you Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Reference: Naidu, K., et al. An unusual urethral foreign body. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2013.

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