Melbourne, Sept 26 : A man has sued doctors in the US after they chopped off his penis during his circumcision operation.
Furious Philip Seaton, from Tennessee, is claiming that he did not give surgeons consent to cut off his manhood.
Surgeons at the hospital in Kentucky said that they had to take the drastic action after discovering a life-threatening cancer.
Seaton is suing after claiming he suffered "mental anguish, pain, and has lost the enjoyment of life".
The lawsuit, filed by Seaton, states doctors had consent to 'perform a circumcision and only a circumcision' but that Seaton did not consent to his penis being removed.
Seaton's lawyer Kevin George said that the surgeons should not have acted so quickly.
"Sometimes you have an emergency and you have to do this, but he could have very easily closed him up and said, 'Here are your options. You have cancer'," the Daily Telegraph quoted George, as saying.
"The family would have said 'We want a second opinion. This is a big deal'," he added.