Italy’s top medical authorities are looking into a surgeon after he wrongly amputated a patient’s reproductive organ after misdiagnosing him with a tumour.

After giving the guy, who was thought to be in his 60s, a cancer diagnosis, the 30-year-old urologist operated to remove the “tumour” one month later.

The genital removal procedure is said to have gone off without a hitch, but later examination showed there was no justification for it to have happened in the first place.

The mutilation happened at San Donato Hospital in Arezzo, Tuscany, on November 13, 2018, and the traumatized patient is now suing the careless doctor for damages.

On March 9th in Arezzo, a preliminary court hearing is scheduled for the case.

In December of last year, a similar incident was recorded in France after a series of mistakes led to the “complete removal” of a man’s member at the Nantes University Hospital.

According to reports, the procedure left the man, who is thought to be in his 30s, with nothing but his testicles and “no feeling” in his private area.

The unnamed victim expressed her disdain for the doctor for not listening to her to France Bleu, a local news outlet. “He gambled with me,” the victim exclaimed.

I’m terribly devastated, and it’s absolutely shameful, he said, according to the news outlet.

After the procedure, the patient remarked, “Within I knew it. Death or that was the only option. He had certainly taken everything out. He had just cut at the base of the testicles after leaving them.

But a collection of sensors can’t take the place of a genital’s sense of touch.

Reports indicate that although the Frenchman’s attorney had hoped to obtain 1 million euros for his client, he ultimately only received 62,000 euros ($145,772 FJD) in damages.