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Medical mistake in removal of wrong kidney

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

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About: Medical mistake in removal of wrong kidney

Date: 26 August 2005

Source: WCBS News New York

Author: Tony Aiello


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  • Cause of wrong operation
  • Cause of wrong surgery
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  • Medical error and surgical error
  • Medical error and surgical mistake
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  • Medical error and wrong surgery
  • Medical error and kidney
  • Medical error and kidney operation
  • Medical error and kidney surgery
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