WARNING - CONFRONTING CONTENT: A teenage boy in the UK has undergone emergency surgery after accidentally lodging a USB cable into his penis.
According to a study published in the Urology Case Reports, the 15-year-old boy was “triggered by sexual curiosity” and inserted the wire into his urethra.
The cable became lodged in the teenager's scrotum, like an electronic catheter. The 15-year-old tried to remove it himself but failed, leaving both ends protruding from his genitals.
The teen was taken to the University College Hospital in London after he started urinating blood.
USB cable knotted in the urethra
According to the report, when he arrived at the hospital he asked to be examined by doctors without his mother, where he confessed that he inserted the cable into his urethra to measure the length of his penis "triggered by sexual curiosity."
Further X-ray's revealed that the wire from the USB cable had knotted within his urethra.
Surgeons had to make an incision in the region between his genitals and anus to remove the cord.
Doctors removed the knotted end through the hole first, cutting it free from the rest of the wire before removing the remaining parts through the penis.
The teenager was discharged from the hospital the following day with no short-term complications, although he will require monitoring in the future.
According to the report, the most common reasons for inserting foreign objects into the body are sexual curiosity, sexual practice after intoxication, and mental health disorders such as borderline, schizoaffective and bipolar personality disorders.
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