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Wrong site surgery—a clear and constant fear

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1103 (Published 15 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c1103
  1. Prashanth S Manjunath, PGY3 resident,
  2. Howard Palte, anaesthetist,
  3. Steven Gayer, associate professor of anaesthesiology and ophthalmology
  1. 1University of Miami, Florida, USA
  1. pmanjunath{at}yahoo.com

Wrong site surgery is a preventable perioperative complication that has attracted much publicity in the United States. Operations on symmetrical body parts, particularly …

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