Patient's fart sparks fire that burns her during surgery
A woman's flatulence is being blamed for a fire that caused significant burns to her body, a Tokyo newspaper reports.
An article by the the Asahi Shimbun states the fire happened at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital on April 15 as a patient in her 30s had a procedure with a laser to her cervix.
Officials said it was the laser that ignited her passed gas and burned her waist and legs.
A committee of independent experts found no flammable materials were in the operation room at the time, according to a report released last Friday. It also stated the equipment used during the operation was functioning as normal.