A surgeon removes a kidney instead of the gallbladder

It took 3 days before the mistake was noticed:

A physician assistant and a nurse present during the surgery said the surgeon “was working in the exact location you would expect…(the gallbladder) to be located,” according to the DPH’Â’s investigation report.

However, the patient had a lot of internal inflammation and an unusual internal anatomy, which made the surgery more complex, Muller said.

“From a medical standpoint, absolutely it’Â’s unusual to misidentify an organ,” Muller said. “But certainly, this was an unusual case.”

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