Boy, 11, has a metal hook removed from his scrotum after freak accident saw clip attaching boxing bag to the ceiling fall and impale his genitals
- Youngster was moving his boxing bag in Yazd, Iran, when it fell from the ceiling
- As it fell, the hook penetrated the skin that is between his scrotum and anus
- The boy was immediately rushed to the hospital by his ‘anxious’ parents
An 11-year-old boy had to have a metal hooked removed from his genitals after a freak accident involving a boxing bag.
The youngster was ‘moving’ the bag at home in Yazd, Iran, when it suddenly became dislodged from its ceiling mount.
Doctors did not reveal exactly how the accident happened, but gruesome pictures reveal how the hook impaled him at an unusual angle.
The curved hook pierced through the bottom of his scrotum all the way up to above his penis, leaving the sharp end protruding from his bladder area.
The boy was left in ‘severe pain’ and rushed to hospital by his ‘anxious parents’.
Miraculously, the pre-pubescent boy suffered no damage to his testicles or urethra — the tube that carries urine out of the body.
Medics who revealed the tale in Urology Case Reports said he was ‘very fortunate’ not to have suffered any ‘life-changing’ harm.
An 11-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after a hook became wedged behind his penis. Above is a scan showing the position of the hook
The doctors, from Shahid Sadoughi University in Yazd, put him under anaesthetic and were able to carefully prise the hook from the boy without the need for surgery.
After the procedure, they said the youngster was able to urinate immediately. He was kept in hospital for six days.
He made a full recovery within two weeks, and did not suffer any long-term damage.
Upon his check-up at the hospital a week later, medics said the wounded area appeared ‘normal’ and there was ‘no evidence’ of infection or other complications.
Jonathan Glass, a consultant urologist at the Royal College of Surgeons who was not involved in the case, said: ‘Major injuries to the scrotum are thankfully rare.
‘In this case, it appears the child was very fortunate that the spike didn’t pass through, or injure, any major organs or vessels which could have potentially resulted in life-changing harm, or the need for more significant surgical repair.
‘In the UK, patients who suffer major trauma injuries — where many organs might be affected — are treated at trauma units to ensure they receive the best possible care.
‘A doctor examining a patient — particularly when the patient is a child — must reassure themselves about the circumstances of the injury to make sure there is no suggestion of abuse or non-accidental injury.’
Boy, 11, needs a 5cm-long stick removed from his SCROTUM after falling from a tree
An 11-year-old boy was left with a 5cm-long stick hanging out of his scrotum after falling out of a tree.
The youngster, from Makassar in Indonesia, lost his footing while climbing the two-metre trunk.
The unidentified boy fell on a branch, which doctors revealed pierced his genitalia and missed his testicles by millimetres.
Medics gently prised the foreign object out and gave him antibiotics. He made a full recovery within a month.
Experts told MailOnline the boy was ‘fortunate’ the stick didn’t slam into his testicles or vital arteries, which could have led to life-changing injuries.