(RT.COM) – A Colorado hospital is accused of mistakingly removing the kidneys of a woman who turned out to be perfectly healthy. She is now dependant on dialysis and faces a seven-year wait for a transplant.
Doctors at the University of Colorado Hospital told Linda Woolley she had to get her kidneys removed because pathology tests suggested she likely had kidney cancer. The 72-year-old had the operation in May.
However, a biopsy from March seen by KDVR shows "no evidence of malignancy" and says the results are "consistent with a benign process," KDVR reports.
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Another biopsy was taken after the organs had been removed, and it showed "no evidence of carcinoma" and that there was "no mass lesion" found.