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Man dies 5 weeks after wrong kidney removed during operation

A man dies 5 weeks after his the wrong kidney was removed during surgery. The doctor claims he looked at the x-ray the wrong way. He was cleared of any charges because an expert pathologist claims that he was unsure that the manís death was directly related to the mistaken surgery.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition

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About: Man dies 5 weeks after wrong kidney removed during operation

Date: 21 Jan 2004

Source: BBC News UK Edition


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Death from kidney removal
  • Error from kidney removal
  • Death from surgery
  • Error from surgery

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