Surgeon who removed ovary by mistake is allowed to continue practisingBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3401 (Published 20 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3401
- Clare Dyer
A registrar who removed a healthy ovary from a pregnant woman with appendicitis instead of her appendix has been allowed to continue practising, after a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel decided that he was “not a danger to the public.”
Yahya Al-Abed was “out of his depth” in performing the operation on Maria de Jesus at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Essex, on 23 October 2011, the panel found. A consultant surgeon, Babatunde Coker, should have performed it or at least supervised it but had gone home.
De Jesus gave birth to a stillborn boy and …