Doctors Remove 18-Inch Cassava From Man’s Anal Cavity Who Tried To Use It As A Sex Toy (Photos)
A man had to have surgery after an 18-inch vegetable he carved in the shape of a penis got stuck in his bottom.
The patient, who has not been named, fashioned the vegetable out of cassava, a root vegetable native to South America.
Medics at San Juan de Dios Hospital in the capital San Jose were shocked to find the 18-inch cassava root in the man’s anal cavity.
The 55-year-old had carved the root into a phallic shape and used the cassava as a sex toy, local news reports.
He had to be rushed to hospital after one of the two condoms he had used on the cassava broke inside him, according to News.co.cz.
As the condom had ripped, this put the man at risk of perforating his intestines and infection, and emergency surgery was performed.
Surgeons spent more than an hour operating on the man, with the removal of the cassava being filmed and later posted online.
Doctors had to perform some reconstructive procedures on the man’s anus and intestines, but as the rectum was not perforated, the man is expected to make a full recovery.
Staff at the San Juan de Dios Hospital said the man is currently in stable condition.
Cassava root, also known as yuca, is a starchy root which is common in South America, where is is used as a stable carb.
The starch derived from the cassava is also known as tapioca, used all over the world as a thickening agent, in desserts such as tapioca pudding, and in the popular Asian ‘bubble tea’ drink.