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Friday, December 30, 2016

Another case of a penis lost in circumcision

KUALA LUMPUR - Days after a 10-year-old boy had part of his penis severed during a botched circumcision, the story of another nine-year-old who lost his penis in a failed circumcision has surfaced.

While the boy in the first case had the severed part reattached, the other case ended with a failed reattachment.

According to Hindraf lawyer P. Uthaya­kumar, the nine-year-old boy had the front of his penis completely severed during a circum­cision procedure using scissors at a Jalan Ipoh clinic on Dec 15.

Uthayakumar said the boy was then sent to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) to try and have his penis reattached. However, the reattachment failed and the penis blackened, leaving the doctor no choice but to amputate it.

“It is so unfortunate that this has happened to the poor boy. He is so young, he doesn’t know what has happened,” said Uthayakumar who will be holding a press conference on the matter today.

On Tuesday, it was reported that the 10-year-old boy had his penis severed during a laser-based circumcision procedure at a clinic in Taman Cheras Utama.

It is learnt that the incident occurred at about 8.15pm on Dec 20.

Soon after the procedure, the doctor told the father of the boy that he had accidentally cut off the head of his son’s penis.

The boy was rushed to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital, which then referred him to the HKL for surgery to reattach the head of his penis. It is learnt that the surgery was a success.

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