A woman has been discharged from a Guangdong hospital after her liver cancer diagnosis turned out to be a fish bone that was lodged into her organ some 18 months ago, Shanghai Daily reports.
The 49-year-old woman who worked in Guangzhou in south China’s Guangdong Province began to have stomach pains in January. She went to a hospital for a medical check when she returned to her hometown, Wanzhou in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, during the Spring Festival.
Though initially diagnosed with cancer, doctors determined otherwise, and she had laparoscopic surgery to remove a fish bone of 2.3 centimeters from her liver. It caused inflammation of the liver after the movement of the stomach forced it through the stomach lining and into the liver.
The woman is now recovering after the minimally invasive surgery.
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