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Prosecutors drop manslaughter probe over Macchiarini patients

Paolo Macchiarini. Photo: AP Photo/Lorenzo Galassi

Published: 12.Oct.2017 15:26 hrs

Swedish prosecutors will not charge scandal-hit Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini with causing the deaths of three of his patients.

Previously an internationally renowned surgery star who operated on numerous Swedish and international celebrities, Macchiarini was sacked in March 2016 by Sweden's Karolinska Institute (KI) after growing controversy surrounding his medical methods.

The Italian attained world fame after completing the first synthetic trachea transplant using stem cells in 2011.

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