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Granny victim of colostomy confusion

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Granny victim of colostomy confusion
14:48 CET+01:00
German authorities said on Friday they are investigating an incident medical of malpractice involving an elderly woman in Bavaria, who has mistakenly received a colostomy instead of a leg operation.

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.

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