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Aberdeen surgeon Emmanuel Labram 'lied about brain tumour removal'

A cancer surgeon lied to a patient at an Aberdeen hospital that he had successfully removed her brain tumour, a hearing has been told.

It is claimed Emmanuel Labram convinced the woman not to seek further treatment after operating at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in September 2008.

She eventually sought private treatment.

Mr Labram, of Maryculter in Aberdeen, is appearing before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Craig Sephton QC, for the General Medical Council, told the hearing: "This is a case where it is difficult to understand why Mr Labram initially told the patient and her husband that he had completely removed the lesion when he must have known that no such thing had happened.

"He then lied and lied and lied in order to cover up his initial failure and the GMC will therefore invite you to conclude that is what has happened."

The hearing continues.

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