24 Aug '11, 2am

Patient wakes up from circumcision to find penis removed - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

A US man has taken a doctor to court after he surgically removed his entire penis, allegedly without consent, during a routine circumcision. Phillip Seaton, 64, woke up at the Jewish Hospital following the circumcision on 9 October 2007 to find his penis completely gone. Mr Seaton, a lorry driver from Shelbyville, Kentucky, had undergone the circumcision to treat an inflammation problem. His surgeon, John Patterson, said the amputation was necessary because he discovered a rare and deadly form of penile cancer while performing the operation. Lab tests later proved that he had a cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma. But Mr Seaton’s lawyer Kevin George maintained the situation was not an emergency, and the family should have been allowed to get a second opinion. Mr George told the court: “He's angry because Dr Patterson took off his penis without asking; without giving hi...

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