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March 1st, 2007

Woman Survives 23 Years Despite Scalpel Forgotten At Surgery

Out of Rio de Janeiro comes this story about a 23 year belly ache, and the forgotten 2″ long scalpel that was found on x-ray that was causing the problem.

I’ve seen cases with retained sponges, clamps and a broken surgical scissor blade, but never a scalpel.

She’s lucky to be alive.

(hat tip to Kevin, M.D.)

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