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Surgeons cleared of serious professional misconduct by GMC

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7361.408/b (Published 24 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:408
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Two surgeons who argued over their operation notes after destroying a patient's liver in an unnecessary operation have been cleared of serious professional misconduct by the General Medical Council.

    Locum consultant surgeon Adel Zaki Demian, 59, and Vijay Vardhini, 37, were found guilty of several charges, but the council's professional conduct committee chose not to sanction them after hearing expert testimony that the patient's condition was unusual enough to confuse any doctor.

    Mother of three Elif Aksu, 34, appeared at the accident and emergency ward of the Homerton Hospital, east London, on 1 December 1997, complaining of abdominal …

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