Boy, 12 , Has Surgery To Remove 39 MAGNETIC BALLS From Penis
A 12-year-old boy had to have surgery to remove 39 magnetic balls from his penis.
The youngster, from Wuhan in China's Hubei province, reportedly inserted the string of balls out of "curiosity".
He was taken to Wuhan Children's Hospital on January 13 and told the doctors he had "swallowed some foreign objects", reported KanKan News .
But Dr Wang Jun, a urologist at the hospital, was shocked to find the 39 balls, also known as Buckyballs, stuck along the boy's urinary tract.
The boy then told doctors he has inserted the metal balls into his penis.
The doctor said: "The boy said he was curious, so he put the Buckyballs into his penis."
An X-ray showed the tiny magnet balls aligned in a 'U' shape.
Medical staff conducted a minimally invasive surgery to extract the balls.
Dr Wang told KanKan News: "It's impossible to pull the magnet balls out. The alignment of the balls would change if you try to pull it out along the tract."
The boy is now able to urinate and now recovering in hospital.