Boy, 11, gets his Nuts impaled on 5cm-long stick after falling from tree (graphic photos)

Boy, 11, gets his Nuts impaled on 5cm-long stick after falling from tree (graphic photos)

An 11-year-old boy had to have a 5cm-long stick removed from his scrotum after he was impaled when he fell from a tree.

The boy, from Makassar in Indonesia, was taken to hospital four hours after the gruesome accident.

Doctors said that the stick was just millimetres away from tearing through his testicles.

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The boy was given heavy antibiotics as the sharp object was removed. He was also given a tetanus vaccine to prevent an infection from developing.

Photos shared online and X-rays showed how the stick pierced him before crashing into his pubic bone.

After the stick was removed a Penrose drain - a small pipe that removes excess fluid - was fed back into the wound.

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Jonathan Glass, a consultant urological surgeon and member of the Royal College of Surgeons, told the MailOnline: "This young boy was fortunate in that the foreign body did not pierce any vital structures.

"Penetrating injury to the scrotum and perineum is fortunately rare. Life-changing injury could occur if the penetrating object were to pass through the urethra, the testis, or the penis.

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"Other structures at risk, had the object passed within the abdomen would be the bladder, the small and large bowel, and [major arteries or veins].

"All of these injuries could have had life-long consequences for this patient."

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