A jealous wife waited for her husband to fall asleep before she took a pair of scissors to his penis and lopped it off, reports say.
She later drove him and the penis remains to hospital where surgeons in Vietnam then battled for hours to reattach the manhood.
Local paper, the VN Express reports the 40-year-old man dropped off to sleep at his home with no idea of what was to come.
After the wife severed her husband’s penis, she took him to hospital, but it was some hours later, while he was still drenched in his own blood.
Doctor Nguyen Thanh Tuan, Department of Urology, Cho Ray Hospital, told the paper that his team was asked to reconnect the recovered portion of the penis.
Dr Tuan said there were many difficulties to overcome with the operation, not least ischemia of the penis where the blood supply had been absent for around seven hours. The maximum for the op to be effective is generally under six hours.
Dr Tuan told the paper: “The penis is cut with scissors so the doctor has to treat the wound and wash the severed part thoroughly to avoid infection.
“This operation requires the use of special microsurgery glasses and the surgeon must be trained in microsurgery, vascular surgery.”
Some 10 days later, the medical team are optimistic and the patient, who is not being named, told the paper: “I feel fine, can walk, eat normally, the area that was cut off is now pink.”
It is understood the police are investigating the incident which reportedly happened because the wife was jealous of her husband’s popularity with other women.
A US man who admitted hacking off the penis of his wife’s lover with a pair of scissors was jailed in February.
Alex Bonilla has been caged for 20 years for the sickening attack which also saw him keep the detached appendage as a “souvenir” of the assault.
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He pleaded guilty to the assault in Gilchrist County, Florida and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, plus 10 years probation, after admitting kidnapping and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The attack happened in 2019 several days after Bonilla found his wife cheating on him with the victim.
The 51-year-old went to the victim’s home in the town of Bell with a gun, forced him to into a chair, before cutting off his penis. Gilchrist County officials say Bonilla then ran to his home with the victim’s penis in his possession.