A teenage boy was forced to undergo emergency surgery after getting a USB cable lodged in his urethra while attempting to use the cord to measure his manhood. As outlined in the medical journal Urology Case Reports, the 15-year-old was “triggered by sexual curiosity” and inserted the wire into his urethra but couldn’t remove it. Ouch!
- The boy tried to remove the cable himself. After getting the cord lodged in his scrotum, he tried to pull it out but got it tangled up even worse, leaving both ends hanging out of his penis.
- His family rushed him to a local hospital after he started having blood in his pee. The local hospital attempted to remove the cord but were unsuccessful. He was ultimately transferred to University College Hospital London for further examination and treatment.
- The boy was embarrassed and asked to speak to doctors alone. Without his parents present, he admitted the truth behind the accident. Further X-rays were then taken which showed a Gordian Knot of wire inside his body.
- He underwent a painful surgical procedure to remove it. Surgeons had to make an incision in the area between his anus and genitals to remove the cord, pulling the spooled end out first, then cutting the end of the wire so they could remove the rest.
- Thankfully, the boy made a full recovery. He was discharged from the hospital the day after the surgery and was told he’d need a follow-up scan two weeks later as well as intermittent check-ups in the future.