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Records mix up causes unnecessary sterilisation

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.558c (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:558
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    A mix up of medical records has resulted in a healthy Spanish pregnant woman having her ovaries and uterus removed.

    In April 1997 Rafaela Martínez Ruiz, aged 39, was examined by a gynaecologist at the university public hospital Reina Sofía in Córdoba, Andalucia. After initial examination she was told that she had slight endometritis. But three …

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