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Patient Abandoned as Surgeons Battle It Out

A patient's appendix operation went horribly wrong in Belgrade on Wednesday when two surgeons began to fight.

Reuters reports that surgeons Spasoje Radulovic and Dragan Vukanic began to quarrel in the operating room.

"At one moment Vukanic pulled the ear of the operating doctor, slapped him in the face and walked out," the on-duty anesthesiologist said.

The fight ended with bruises, broken teeth, and a fractured finger. The patient's operation was completed by an attending assistant doctor.

I think it's interesting how Reuters didn't receive a quote from either of the surgeons, but instead got one from the anesthesiologist who witnessed the fight. Perhaps this was to avoid any biased or fighting comments.