A cancer surgeon has spoken out after a woman died from her brain aneurysis during surgery, after the procedure was performed by an unlicensed surgeon.
Dr Daniel Poulter told ABC Radio Melbourne that he did not have the expertise to do the procedure at the time.
“I didn’t know what I was doing,” Dr Poulters said.
“It was a case of just making sure that we were safe and doing the right thing.”
Dr Poults statement came after the death of the 22-year-old woman, who was in intensive care for more than a month.
The surgery was performed in the Northern Territory and it is believed the woman had undergone surgery in Queensland, but was later transferred to Melbourne.
Dr Poulster said he did the procedure under the supervision of two surgeons in his unit at Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital.
“There were no restraints on the patient,” Dr Terence Poulton said.
He said the patient was conscious and in pain and had been admitted to hospital for more that 24 hours.
The woman was in stable condition after the surgery, Dr Poulsters said, and is in a stable condition.”
The surgeons were able to carry out the operation, the patient passed away and that’s the end of that.”
The woman was in stable condition after the surgery, Dr Poulsters said, and is in a stable condition.
Dr Terence said the woman’s parents would be making the arrangements to have the case taken to court.
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