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Doctor 'forged baby scan to hide deformity'

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Doctor 'forged baby scan to hide deformity'
The gynaecologist is accused of falsifying a pregnancy scan after a baby was born without a hand and part of its forearm.Pregnancy scan photo: Shutterstock
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A gynaecologist at a hospital in the northern Italian province of Vicenza is being investigated for allegedly falsifying a pregnancy scan after a baby was born without a hand and part of its forearm.

The allegation dates back to last year, when the 42-year-old expectant mother visited the hospital in the town of Noventa Vicenta for an ultrasound examination during her second trimester, Il Giornale di Vicenza reported.

The results were encouraging, with the gynaecologist filing a report saying that everything was fine with the pregnancy.

After the baby was born with a hand and part of its forearm missing, the parents asked to see a certified copy of the examination, which showed a skeletal abnormality.

It is thought the gynaecologist may have tampered with the post-ultrasound report in order to cover up a mistake.

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