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Updated A Japanese chap is a bit browned off after a hospital wrongly diagnosed him with rectal cancer, whipped out the offending section of digestive tract and fitted an articial replacement.

According to the Mainichi Daily, the poor bloke had surgery back in March at a university hospital in western Miyazaki prefecture to remove a tumour, but subsequent tests on the excised tissue showed no signs of the suspected cancer.

The unnamed victim has now filed an action in Miyazaki District Court looking to take the hospital for 35 million yen (around £231k). A hospital spokesman confirmed: "We realise the complaint has been filed. We will take appropriate action after examining the case." ®

Update

Thanks to Tokyo-based reader Mark Brown for this technical clarification: "I think this may be a simple mistranslation - the characters 人工肛門 in Japanese directly reads as 'artificial rectum' in English but the meaning is actually a colostomy or an ileostomy."

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