The operation was performed at the Donato Hospital in Arezzo. The 30-year-old surgeon placed a man in his 60s on the operating table. The man was directed by his family doctor. He had a growth on his penis. Tumor according to the specialist. He saw only one solution to solve the problem and, above all, to prevent malignancy. So he decided to amputate the man’s penis.
The operation passed without major problems. The tumor, as always, was taken to the laboratory for further examination. And guess what, no cancer cells were found in the removed tumor.
So the major operation was not necessary. The disfigured patient went to court and is now demanding compensation. The case will be heard for the first time next week because it took so long for all the medical reports to be ready.
A similar case was reported in France last December, after a series of errors led to the “total removal” of a man’s penis at Nantes University Hospital.
The man, who was reported to be in his 30s, said the surgery left him with only his testicles and he had “no feeling” for the penile reconstruction he had received.
The French’s lawyer initially hoped to collect €1 million for his client, but had to settle for €50,000.