Appendix Ruptures a Month After Removal

Mark Wattson of Swindon, England was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix in August. He thought the doctors must have made a mistake, since his appendix had been removed in July! Nevertheless, his appendix was removed in a second surgery.
"I couldn't believe what I was hearing," Mr Wattson said. "I told these people I had my appendix out just four weeks earlier but there it was on the screen for all to see.

"I thought: 'What the hell did they slice me open for in the first place'?"

And that wasn’t the end of his troubles.
The blunder has left Mr Wattson jobless, as bosses at the shop where he worked did not believe his story and sacked him.

Wattson is considering taking legal action against the hospital. Link -via Arbroath

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Sometimes (luckily very rarely) a very inflamed and long appendix can be stuck for a distance along the colon and the operating surgeon may remove the appendix at the point he/she thinks is the base but leave behind the true base of the appendix which is difficult to distinguish with all of the inflammation. That residual piece of appendix can get appendicitis again.
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I'm curious to know what they did the first surgery o_O
I mean, apprently they led him to believe that they actually took out his appendix. WTH happened?
I hope he does sue them. He's lucky to even be alive.
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