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Surgeon claims he performed appendectomy, yet appendix still there

The doctor's mistake nearly killed a 43-year-old man. The patient had an operation to remove his problematic appendix in January 2013, but 14 months later he was suffering debilitating pain in his abdominal area.

Emergency room physicians discovered that the patient was suffering an appendix attack and performed an emergency appendectomy, narrowly saving his life.

Once he was emerged from the shadow of death, the befuddled patient demanded answers from the surgeon who claimed to perform the 2013 appendectomy. The physician insisted he did remove the appendix, pointing to a 3-centimeter yellow mass allegedly removed from the patient.

The question remains, what body part was removed from the patient if it wasn't the appendix?

Not surprisingly, the patient is suing his surgeon for failing to remove his appendix. It will be interesting to see if the yellow mass will be identified during litigation. We hope that the presumed wrongful removal isn't something that will cause the man further issues. He has been through enough.

Negligence in the operating room is fairly common, as approximately 2,000 foreign objects are left inside patients after surgery every year. However, the aforementioned story brings medical malpractice to a whole new level.

Source: Gothamist, "Surgeon Performing Appendectomy Forgets To Remove Appendix, Lawsuit Alleges," John Del Signore, April 10, 2014

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