A Jiangsu woman, surnamed Liu, has filed a lawsuit against a local hospital for allegedly removing one of her ovaries during a pelvic operation, the Global Times reports.
Last October, Liu underwent uterine adenomyosis surgery at Xuzhou Women’s Health clinic. However, it appears that she got a lot more than she bargained for as doctors were unable to find one of her ovaries during a follow up examination. Liu became suspicious as she noticed slight changes had been made to her medical records, provided after her request.
Although doctors at another hospital also failed to detect the ovary, Xia Yujuan the director of the clinic being sued claims “just because her ovary was not visible does not mean that it is missing.” The court has not passed a judgement yet.
Bizarrely, this isn’t the first time this week missing reproductive organs have made Chinese headlines. This Guangdong man however, was responsible for his own predicament after sawing off his own testicles while cutting wood.
By Maea Lenei Buhre