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Claims Lessons: Exploring Challenges in OB/GYN

February 22, 2024

Missed Bowel Perforation Causes Abscess, Septic Shock

The Case

A 42-year-old woman, significantly obese at 311 pounds and with a significant family history of cancer, requested prophylactic bilateral removal of her ovaries. To ensure that she fully grasped the implications and risks of the procedure, she underwent an in-depth genetic workup. Genetic counselors and clinicians discussed her genetic markers, family history and the potential outcomes of the …

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