Sunday, September 2, 2007


Freak fall traps boy’s testicles

‘Malaysian doctors performed a 30-minute operation to free a nine-year-old boy’s testicles stuck in a metal pipe after he slipped while bathing, a newspaper said today.

In response to a call from his brother in an adjacent room, the boy climbed up a partition in the bathroom, but slipped and fell on an uncovered metal pipe, trapping his testicles in the narrow tube, the New Straits Times said.

Medical staff answering the emergency call at the boy’s home on the northern island of Penang were unable to remove the L-shaped pipe and had to call in firemen.

They used a hydraulic cutter to open both ends of the pipe before the child could be taken to hospital, shrieking in agony.

He was discharged after doctors performed a half-hour operation.’

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