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Surgical Scissors Found in Body of Greek Man

November 09, 1987|Associated Press

ATHENS — A man thought to have died of complications after an appendectomy 14 years ago was apparently killed by a pair of surgical scissors that the operating doctor left inside his body, a newspaper said Sunday.

Christos Sotiropoulos, 28, died two weeks after a 1973 operation in a central Athens hospital, the Athens daily Vradiny reported.

The newspaper said his death was officially attributed to post-surgical complications. But the real cause was discovered Saturday, when his family found the scissors as it was moving his remains to another grave site, the paper said.

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