A curious 13-year-old boy has had a USB cable removed from his penis by doctors after he inserted it up his urethra and it knotted in his bladder.
The teenager, whose name was not revealed, inserted the cable about 20 centimetres up his penis before realising he could not pull it out again.
His parents took him to a local hospital in the county of Linkou in Chinas north-eastern Heilongjiang province, where medics applied lubrication in a bid to pull the cable out.
But that proved unsuccessful and left the boy in intense pain, so he was transferred to the Harbin Childrens Hospital the next day.
Doctor Xu Liyan, the facilitys resident urologist, said: He cut off one end of the cable and inserted it into his urethra.
She added: The cable reached his bladder, where it tangled and ended up in a knot, so when he tried to pull it back out, it became stuck.
Doctor Xu said she had no choice but to operate on the boy.
They cut into his bladder to find the knotted cable, snipped the tangled section and removed the remaining cord through his urethra the same way it went in.
The boy claimed he was curious about his genitalia and was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, just two weeks after surgery.