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A team of eight doctors spent 12 hours reattaching a bullied teenager’s severed genitals – pictured – after he cut of his penis, his testicles and his scrotum with scissors.
Lv Hu, 18, sheared off his penis, two testicles and one of his scrota using a pair of scissors in the early hours of 5th June.
Doctor Yu Zhihao, with Shangrao People’s Hospital in East China’s Jiangxi Province, said the young man’s genitalia had already been “completely severed” for three hours by the time he was admitted to the facility.
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The injured boy was discovered by his elderly father, 67, who took him to a local hospital which immediately had him transferred due to the seriousness of the case.
Doctor Yu said: “He took a pair of scissors and cut his genitals into four parts.
“His penis, two testicles and scrotum were completely removed.
“Eight doctors performed surgery on the patient. It took us 12 hours, and we managed to reattach 28 blood vessels.”
Lv has already been discharged from hospital and, thanks to the medics, may still be able to urinate without a catheter.
However, he has reportedly lost all reproductive capability.
According to local media, Lv, a secondary school pupil, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2017 after being severely bullied by his schoolmates.
He was pulled out of school and has been admitted to hospital twice in the past three years for incident related to his mental illness.
Government officials revealed after the latest incident that Lv’s father and mother, 61, were farmers who were now heavily in debt due to his operation.
They owe the hospital some 100,000 RMB (12,000 GBP), and will require 500,000 RMB (60,000 GBP) for follow-up treatment.
The family have turned to government subsidies and fundraising for help.
The precise causes of schizophrenia are unclear. According to research, it can be triggered by a combination of genetic, physical, environmental and psychological factors. According to the NHS, “some people may be prone to schizophrenia, and a stressful or emotional life event might trigger a psychotic episode.”
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