Retained Surgical Foreign Bodies after Surgery

Authors

  • Valon A. Zejnullahu General Hospital of Mitrovica, Department of Surgery, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo
  • Besnik X. Bicaj Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Clinical Centre of Kosovo, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Vjosa A. Zejnullahu Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Clinical Centre of Kosovo, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Astrit R. Hamza Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Clinical Centre of Kosovo, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.005

Keywords:

Retained surgical bodies (RSB), surgical sponge, surgical instruments, foreign bodies

Abstract

The problem of retained surgical bodies (RSB) after surgery is an issue for surgeons, hospitals and the entire medical team. They have potentially harmful consequences for the patient as they can be life threatening and usually, a further operation is necessary. The incidence of RSB is between 0.3 to 1.0 per 1,000 abdominal operations, and they occur due to a lack of organisation and communication between surgical staff during the process. Typically, the RSB are surgical sponges and instruments located in the abdomen, retroperitoneum and pelvis.

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Published

2017-01-05

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Zejnullahu VA, Bicaj BX, Zejnullahu VA, Hamza AR. Retained Surgical Foreign Bodies after Surgery. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jan. 5 [cited 2021 May 9];5(1):97-100. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2017.005

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