A man is claiming a hospital misdiagnosed him with rectal cancer and then "unnecessarily gave him an artificial rectum," Agence France-Presse reported.

The man, who lives in Japan, underwent surgery in March to remove his "tumor," but was later told no cancer cells were found.

The man, whose name is being withheld for privacy reasons, is suing the hospital for $416,171, according to a report filed with the Miyazaki District Court.

"We will take appropriate action after examining the case," a hospital official said.

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