The 31-year-old woman died a day after surgery because of a pulmonary embolism, the clinic explained.
Rabat – A popular clinic that performs cosmetic surgeries in Casablanca has explained the death of one of its patients after doctors performed liposuction on her thighs.
The woman died a day after surgery, the clinic reported, because of a pulmonary embolism, blood clots that travel to the lungs. The patient, aged 31, was obese and chose to undergo liposuction, a surgery to remove fat and shape the body.
The clinic transferred the woman to a resuscitation center after a resuscitative anesthesiologist at the clinic gave her anticoagulant blood thinners but was unable to help her, according to Le Site Info. At the specialist center, staff diagnosed the patient with a pulmonary embolism but could not save her.
Prior to the surgery, the woman did not present as having any particular medical conditions. The clinic said she underwent several tests and an “anesthesia consultation” before the surgery.
The woman’s mother said she hopes the doctor who operated on her daughter will lose his practicing license. The patient’s family also say they were not informed about her transfer to the specialist center.
Pulmonary embolism is a dangerous complication that can result from having blood clots. Risk factors for developing a pulmonary embolism are: Undergoing surgery, long periods of inactivity, pregnancy and childbirth, obesity, inherited blood clotting disorders, etc.