• Kyodo, Staff Report


Laparoscopic surgery patients who have their livers removed at Gunma University Hospital are dying at quadruple the national average, three medical societies said in a recent report.

The Japan Surgical Society, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery and the National Clinical Database said fatalities stood at 8.70 percent at Gunma University Hospital from 2011 to 2013, against the national average of 2.27 percent for the same period.

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