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Doctors Removes Healthy Kidney by Mistake!
« on: March 19, 2008, 11:19:07 PM »
Officials at a Minnesota hospital said a tragic error led doctors to remove the healthy kidney from a patient with cancer.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that weeks before the surgery at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, the wrong kidney was identified on a medical chart. So even when doctors double-checked their materials during surgery, they were led astray.

The error was noticed by a pathologist a day after the surgery.

"you never cure a patient, you treat pain often but you always comfort the patient."


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