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Baby circumcision mix up

A surgical error lead to the wrong baby being circumcised after he was mistaken for the child whose parents consented to the procedure. The parents were considering a circumcision, but their choice was taken by the mix-up. The surgeons apologized once the error was detected and the hospital is conducting investigations into the mistake.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Brandon Sun Online

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About: Baby circumcision mix up

Date: 19 November 2005

Source: Brandon Sun Online

Author: Alexandra Paul


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medical error
  • Medical error and circumcision
  • Medical error and surgery
  • Medical error and surgical mistake
  • Medical error and hospital
  • Medical error and hospital error
  • Medical error and baby

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