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A hospital has reveled how a patient who underwent an operation to remove their kidney had the healthy kidney identified and incorrectly removed. Surgical procedures generally follow a protocol whereby the operation site is marked on the patient prior to surgery, which is checked with the patient and the surgeon to avoid such errors.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by WCBS News New York
About: Medical mistake in removal of wrong kidney
Date: 26 August 2005
Source: WCBS News New York
Author: Tony Aiello
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