A woman who died after boob job surgery was found to have swapped her urine sample to hide a medical condition that made the operation high risk.
Tatyana Pronina, 31, from Moscow, was desperate to fix her “wonky” breasts, say her family.
A year ago the mother-of-two was refused surgery to make her chest “perfect” because her urine test showed she had chronic kidney disease. She was “suffering emotionally” because her breasts “did not look perfect,” her family said.
When she returned last month, she provided a urine sample that, unknown to doctors, was in fact her ten year old daughter’s urine, admitted her widower Evgeny Pronin.
The sample was given the all-clear and the procedure went ahead. She was allowed to proceed with the surgery to correct her “asymmetric” breasts following the birth of her second child three years ago, said Semeynaya clinic in Moscow.
The operation went well but as she came round afterwards she suddenly stopped breathing when talking to the doctor. She was rushed to emergency in a “grave condition” and was diagnosed with a “brain edema”.
As medics struggled to find the cause, her husband admitted to doctors that she had hidden her kidney disease by swapping the urine sample, the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported.
She is believed to have suffered sudden spasm of brain blood vessels provoked by her kidney problems.
The mother of two suffered from rare Lance-Adams Syndrome, according to reports. She died this week one month after the breast surgery.
Clinic chief Konstantin Simkin said: "According to her spouse, there was a substitution of tests ... She brought a ready-made sample to the hospital, and, as it turned out later, the urine had been replaced.”
Her husband said that his late wife had suffered no problems with her kidneys since childhood. “For many years she had not turned to any hospital with problems,” he said.
A criminal investigation is underway into the circumstances of her death.
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