Jurors in the trial of former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel are still deadlocked after more than two days of deliberations.
The panel of six men and six women retired last Thursday afternoon to consider whether Patel caused grievous bodily harm to a patient in 2004.
The former surgeon had pleaded not guilty to unnecessarily removing Ian Vowles' large bowel to treat a benign polyp at the Bundaberg Base Hospital.
On Monday afternoon jurors sent a note to Judge Terry Martin saying they remained in a stalemate over the judge's directions regarding some of the evidence.
The evidence concerned the existence of a second growth that Patel claims he found in Mr Vowles' bowel before the operation.
The jury agreed transcripts of Patel's evidence and the evidence of a junior surgeon who assisted Patel would be helpful.
The panel will resume deliberations on Tuesday morning.