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Surgeon struck off for accidentally removed a woman’s ovary instead of her appendix

A surgeon who accidentally removed a woman’s ovary instead of her appendix has been struck off after being branded a ‘danger to patients’.

Dr Lawal Haruna, 59, botched up three operations over the course of two years.

Patient B was treated by him when she was admitted for abdominal pain while he was working for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

During the operation, one of her ovaries was removed leaving her appendix – which was causing her great pain – in situ. A tribunal heard how it was lucky she was not of child-bearing age as it could have affected her fertility.

Dr Haruna botched up two further operations – mistaking a lump of fat for an appendix in one case and a skin tag for a cyst in another.

Colleagues described the operations as poorly executed and ‘never events’.

Read more in the Daily Mail.

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