Doctors in Canberra have removed a 10-centimetre fork from the penis of a 70-year-old man who inserted it into his uretha in an attempt to achieve sexual gratification.
The case is considered so unusual it was written-up by three doctors in the International Journal of Surgery Case Report last month.
According to the report the man presented at Canberra Hospital emergency department with a bleeding sexual organ.
The Canberra Times says he told doctors he had inserted the piece of cutlery into his urethra almost 12 hours earlier in an attempt to achieve sexual gratification, but the fork – perhaps unsurprisingly – became stuck.
Doctors were able to feel the fork from outside and remarkable x-ray images showed the utensil wedged into the man’s penis.