Gauze sponge | definition of gauze sponge by Medical dictionary
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Etymology: Fr, gaze + Gk, spoggia
a piece of folded gauze used during surgery to wipe up bleeding surfaces and thereby help locate any sources of blood loss.
A sterile pad made of absorbent material. It is used during surgery and in wound dressing materials.
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This sponge has physical and performance characteristics much closer to gauze sponges
plus greater uniformity, less lint and no loose threads.
In most cases these attributes are generally met by woven cotton gauze sponges
that have to be acceptable to most surgeons and O.
The manufacture of gauze sponges
requires a complicated, slow moving machine that folds the edges inside the structure to prevent loose yarns from dropping into an open wound.