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A surgeon accused of burning his initials onto patients' livers will face trial for actual bodily harm.
Consultant Simon Bramhall, 53, is charged with branding one man and one woman's livers with 'SB' during transplant surgery in 2013.
Incidents - Place - Queen - Elizabeth - Hospital
The alleged incidents took place while he worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he was a liver, spleen and pancreatic surgeon for 12 years.
He denies two counts of actual bodily harm and will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on December 11.
Liver - Surgeons - Argon - Gas - Livers
Liver surgeons use argon gas to stop livers bleeding during operations, but they can also be used to highlight the area of the organ due to be worked on.
It is not harmful and the marks usually disappear by themselves, but when the female patient had a follow up...
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