Tehran, Nov 9, IRNA -- A young man in the provincial capital of Arak in Central Iran found his healthy appendix removed after waking up from a supposed wrist surgery, reported a Persian-language daily here Tuesday.
The Persian morning daily 'Aftab' quoted the father of Majid Karimi, 19, as saying that he brought his son to one of Arak's hospitals last Sunday to have a needle stuck in his wrist removed.
Qorban Ali Karimi, an old resident of a village in Arak, added that Majid was brought to the operating room to "remove the needle from his wrist" after an X-ray had been taken.
It quoted Majid's father as expressing surprise after the operation that his son's healthy appendix had been removed instead of the needle in his wrist.
The daily added that official sources in the hospital had approved the general text of its report but declined to give details of the medical malpractice.
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