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Surgeon Emmanuel Labram struck off over Aberdeen brain case

A neurosurgeon who falsely told a woman he had removed her brain tumour at an Aberdeen hospital has been struck off for "reckless" misconduct.

Emmanuel Labram, of Maryculter, convinced his patient she did not need further treatment after the operation at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 2008.

He then lied to colleagues and forged documents to keep up the deception.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service held a hearing after the incident.

'Covered up'

Panel chairman Dr Howard Freeman said: "The panel considers that Mr Labram's misconduct put Patient A at serious risk of harm, he abused his position of trust and he violated Patient A's rights.

"Whilst the panel accepts that Mr Labram's misconduct relates to a single episode, it is concerned that his dishonest behaviour was persistent and covered up.

"The panel is also concerned that Mr Labram denied any wrong-doing and he maintained throughout the NHS Grampian investigation that his operative management and probity were not deficient.

"The panel considers that Mr Labram has displayed a reckless disregard for the principles set out in good medical practice."

His name will be erased from the General Medical Council's register of doctors in 28 days, subject to his right of appeal.

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