Surgeon is struck off for repeatedly lying to patient over brain tumour removal

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 26 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7097
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A consultant neurosurgeon who falsely told a patient that he had removed all her brain tumour and maintained the lie for nearly two years has been struck off by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) for misconduct that was “fundamentally incompatible with his continuing to practise medicine.”

Emmanuel Labram, 58, was a consultant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in September 2008 when he performed the operation on patient A, who had developed double vision …

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