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Mistakes that matter

2 biopsy errors result in an unnecessary surgery and delayed treatment

By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / August 2, 2010

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Manuel Barros lifted his shirt in the steaming heat inside his Dorchester home to show a scar near his navel from prostate surgery he had in March. Also visible at the top of his pants was the edge of an adult diaper the 60-year-old Cape Verdean native wears as a result of incontinence, a consequence of the procedure. (Full article: 1190 words)

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