Surgeons cut 16 washers from penis
June 01, 2008 10:20am
A MAN was operated on in Hornsby Hospital early today to remove 16 stainless steel washers from his penis.
Berowra Fire Rescue officers were called to alleviate the man from his awkward predicament at 3am. It was not clear how the situation arose. The man may well have thought long and hard about placing himself in the difficult situation.
Fire Rescue Officers spent more than an hour unsuccessfully attempting to remove the washers, before the man was taken into an operating theatre about 4.30am.
Surgeons took about 90 minutes to remove the washers using fire brigade equipment.
A hospital spokesman said equipment normally used to remove rings from fingers was ineffective because of the thicker nature of the washers.
The man was in a satisfactory condition.
It is believed the only lasting damage may be to his pride.