Anaesthesia delivered incorrectly. Not enough oxygen can lead to brain damage, too much could mean that the patient could wake up mid-operation.
The leaving of operating implements inside the patient, such as gauze or a scalpel.
Failure to correctly dress or seal the wound could lead to infection.
The contraction of a hospital infection such as MRSA.
The wrong part of the body operated on, in some cases even the wrong person.
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