Netizens left awestricken after news of 79-year-old Japanese man got a 90-inch skipping rope stuck in his bladder after inserting it through his penis.
Shocking scans published by his doctors show how the over-two-metre thin rope which did not have handles had become tightly coiled inside the unidentified man’s bladder.
This made it impossible for medics to pull it out the way it came in so they had to cut into his bladder to surgically extract it.
The man did not tell doctors why he had inserted the rope but putting objects into the opening of the penis is a risky sexual act known as sounding. The practice is extremely dangerous. And usually results in long-term, often irreversible effects. In recent years, urethra sounding has gained more popularity. But experts warn against it.
“When you introduce anything inside your body that is not sterile, you can cause a tissue infection. And these infections can sometimes be very serious and can, for example, lead to tissue necrosis or even sepsis,” explained London Professor Giulio Garaffa.
Medics used information from detailed scans to create a 3D computer model of the tangled rope to determine the best method of removal.
A UK-expert said it was one of the most ‘extreme’ cases of an object being inserted into the body via the penis he has heard of in his career, which has spanned two decades.
The man is currently recovering.