This is exactly why people believe that ‘necessity is the mother of all inventions’. In a weird incident, doctors were forced to come up with a new tool to remove a 23-inch d**** from a man’s body.
Apparently, the existing devices were not good enough because of the ‘smoothness and size of the object’.
The doctors at the ASST Great Metropolitan Hospital in Niguarda, Italy, quickly realised that the usual technique wouldn’t solve the issue. The nature of the ‘object’ meant that the grabbing device was unable to get enough purchase on the slippery rubber dildo to pull it out.
So they took some wire and a tube and fashioned something that looks a bit like a lasso. It works like one too. The wire was looped around the ‘foreign object’ and tightened before it was removed safely.
The 31-year-old visited doctors after experiencing pain in his abdominal region. The case proved so fascinating that it was written up in the British Medical Journal, in which Dr Lorenzo Dioscoridi said: “Our new ‘handmade’ device proved to be harder than an ordinary snare used for polypectomy [procedure normally used to remove polyps] and allowed us to grab the foreign body.”
He continued: “The choice of a relatively large diameter of the catheter (2.8mm) allowed us to avoid an excessive kinking of the loop inside the catheter that could limit a correct opening of this snare-like device.
“In our opinion, this new technique is easy and reproducible in most endoscopy rooms, and we suggest it as a valid option to remove large foreign bodies from the colon and rectum when standard endoscopic devices fail in foreign body extraction.”
Nevertheless, it was an excellent work by the team who eventually got rid of major issues with their quick and smart thinking.