Surgeon who removed most of baby’s bladder allowed to practise under conditions

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 12 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1445
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A consultant paediatric surgeon who mistakenly removed 90% of a 7 week old baby girl’s bladder during a hernia operation has avoided being struck off the medical register.

    The General Medical Council found that Pierina Kapur’s fitness to practise was impaired because of her misconduct during and after the operation at Manchester Children’s Hospital, but it allowed her to continue to practise under conditions.

    The GMC’s counsel, Catherine Cundy, told the fitness to practise panel that Miss Kapur’s removal of most of the …

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