A two years old boy has been castrated after surgery on his testicle went wrong.
The two years old whose identity has been unidentified was castrated after surgeons wrongly operated on his testicle. The boy was admitted to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children earlier in the week to be treated on an undescended testicle, which doctors had detected one of his testicles was unhealthy after a routine check-up.
The boy was referred to a specialist and on Monday was booked in for an operation at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, a report from the toddler’s family stated that there were told it was “just a minimal operation” with “minimal risk and that the operation would last for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, after they had waited for about two and a half hours, the toddler’s father said, the surgeons, manager, and the consultant came, which he knew something had gone wrong.
“I and my wife started panicking, they called us into the office and told us things didn’t go right and the operation wasn’t a success.”
The couple said they were told a surgeon had mistakenly inserted a camera “into the wrong side” and now their son’s healthy testicle would “never work”.
The couple was devastated also were very distressed, the boy’s mother said they had destroyed his future.
However, The University Hospital Bristol has apologised and said it has launched a serious incident investigation,
“As soon as our staff members realised what had happened, they met with the family, told them what happened, and apologised again at that point,” a spokesperson said.
“I would like to reiterate that we take patient safety extremely seriously here and also the quality of our clinical care.
“As a result, a serious incident investigation has been launched. We will keep the family informed and involved in this process.”