Surgeons severed the tip of a 10-year-old boy’s penis when a circumcision operation went wrong.
The boy, who has not been named, was rushed to a hospital in Kuala Lumpur after doctors at a suburban clinic in Taman Cheras Utama botched the procedure.
It’s not entirely clear how the mistake was made, but it seems as though the surgeon’s laser scalpel may have slipped during the procedure on December 20.
According to Malaysia’s Star newspaper, the boy’s father was waiting patiently outside when he was told that part of his son’s penis had been accidentally severed.
After being rushed to the University Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital, and then to another specialist hospital in the city, doctors managed to successfully reattach the two parts of the boy’s penis.
The dad has since filed a complaint with the police. The Star did not name the surgeon responsible, but said he had a medical degree from Pakistan as well as 21 years of experience.
However the clinic, which had been operating for 15 years, was found to have not been registered with Malaysia’s Health Ministry.