Granny victim of colostomy confusion
DPA/The Local · 14 Mar 2008, 14:48
Published: 14 Mar 2008 14:48 GMT+01:00
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The Friday edition of local daily Frankenpost reported a 78-year-old woman in the Bavarian town of Münchberg has been the victim of an operating table mix-up.
On February 29, the woman mistakenly underwent a colostomy procedure instead of a leg operation, the paper reported. Members of medical team involved in the incident have since been suspended from their duties. According to Frankenpost, two of these doctors were chief physicians.
A hospital official said the facility regrets the mistake, and reacted to the mix-up immediately by notifying the patient, her relatives, and the appropriate authorities.