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Chirurg. 2011 Nov;82(11):1027-30. doi: 10.1007/s00104-011-2086-8.

[Migration of a retained intra-abdominal foreign body into the colon].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neubergstr. 1, 30625, Hannover, Deutschland. Reichelt.Angela@mh-hannover.de

Abstract

Even in the era of correct precautions and risk management culture adverse and preventable adverse events, such as intraoperatively residual foreign bodies remain a hot topic. Due to legal considerations and possible image loss many cases may remain unpublished leading to an underestimation of the real incidence in literature. The following casuistic is an example for a rarely documented and in this case a partial migration of a retained surgical sponge into the colon. The causes for the delayed foreign body detection, accounting for the relative good health even during chemoradiotherapy are analyzed in order to sharpen the awareness of such serious complications.

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21465308
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10.1007/s00104-011-2086-8
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