The appendectomy that wasn't

  • by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 22, 2009 - 6:10 AM

The patient had surgery to remove his appendix and was sent home. Two days later, he was told to come back to St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee; The surgeon told him he had mistakenly removed a “piece of fat” instead.

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