Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands Re-evaluates 500 Breast Cancer Patients

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 5, 2011 at 11:09 PM Cancer News
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Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands has begun re-evaluating mastectomies done on more than 500 breast cancer patients after they found that the surgeon was trying a new unproven technique to evaluate the mastectomies.
 Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands Re-evaluates 500 Breast Cancer Patients
Solihull Hospital in the West Midlands Re-evaluates 500 Breast Cancer Patients

The hospital has managed to get in touch with 500 women who had received treatment from one of the hospital's experienced surgeons, Ian Paterson. A review of breast surgeries had revealed that Mr.Paterson had employed a completely different technique.

"An external review highlighted that this was not a usual procedure and that Mr. Paterson had not followed guidelines to introduce a new technique. Some of the women, not all of them, he treated thought they had a full mastectomy but in fact they have tissue remaining. He is being investigated and has been excluded from working at the hospital."



Source: Medindia

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