Surgeon criticised for performing kidney operation using living donorBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7336.504/c (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:504
- Annette Tuffs
A senior surgeon in Germany has come under fire for going ahead with a kidney transplant operation using an organ from a living donor—despite the proposed operation being opposed by colleagues in psychological medicine and the ethics committee of the regional medical council.
The surgical university hospital in Essen, where surgeon Christoph Broelsch is director, was approached by a dialysis patient from Israel who said his cousin from Moldavia, who was 30 years younger, wanted to …
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