Motorcycle Crash Forced This Guy’s Manhood Into His Stomach (X-RAYS)
As if being in a motorcycle accident isn't already a horrible enough thing to go through, imagine one of your injuries was so bad and so horrific that it made a medical journal because it was so different that doctors had only seen it a few times.
A man in his 20s from Italy arrived in an emergency department after a motorcycle accident left him in agony in both his stomach and groin.
Upon examination by the professionals at the hospital, it was found that his right testicle was no longer where it was supposed to be (you know, next to the left one inside the coin purse) but it hadn't left his body either.
The man had a large swelling of clotted blood in his scrotum, where blood had leaked out of the veins and arteries due to the impact of the accident, meaning doctors initially could not properly examine his testicles.
Once they stopped the bleeding and removed the built-up blood from his groin, they were able to tend to some severe pelvic fractures and made sure his bladder was still intact.
After doing some further investigating with a CT scan, they located where his testicle went - up inside his abdomen. It got there by being forced through a small passageway in the groin, and up into the abdomen.
It had turned blue, so doctors warmed it up until it returned to its usual color, and made sure It hadn't been completely severed.
The doctors performed an hour-and-a-half-long surgery called an orchidopexy, which helps relocate
It is unusual for trauma to dislocate the testicles enough so that they leave the scrotum, according to the doctors in the BMJ Case Reports.
Roughly 80% of the cases that are documented of testicle relocation came from men in their 20s who were in a motorcycle accident, but only 6% of those cases saw the testicles move as far as being in the abdomen.
Read more at BMJ Case Reports