retained surgical sponge

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retained surgical sponge

A term of art referring to an intraoperative mistake discovered postoperatively, in which one or more surgical sponges, gauze pads or other form of textile is left behind in the operative field after closing the patient. Retained surgical sponges may become a nidus for infection, and are often grounds for malpractice lawsuits.
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Hospital-acquired conditions and never events identification codes Diagnosis ICD-9 codes Hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) Air embolism 999.1 Blood incompatibility 999.60, 999.61, 999.62, 999.63, 999.69 Pressure ulcer stages 707.23, 707.24 III & IV Falls and trauma 800-829, 830-839, 850-854, 925-929, 940-949,991-994 Catheter-associated 996.64 urinary tract infection Vascular catheter-associated 999.31, 999.32, 999.33 infection Poor glycemic control 250.10-250.13, 250.20-250.23, 251.0, 249.10-249.11, 249.20-249.21 Never events Retained foreign body E871.0, E871.9, 998.4, 998.7 Wrong operation on E876.5 correct patient Wrong operation intended E876.6 for another patient Correct operation on wrong E876.7 body part/site Table 2.
It is useful in making the diagnosis of aneurysm but also depicts the relationship of the aneurysm to the surrounding anatomical structures and displays intraluminal/ extraluminal thrombotic material.10 So our patient underwent MDCT of chest that not only shows the aneurysm but also the surrounding thrombosis and retained foreign body as a predisposing factor.
(5) The incentives for hospitals to neither report the retained foreign body nor its removal are high, and Pronovost et al.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was initially recommended but not performed because of the presence of the retained foreign body in the orbit (figure, B).
** Open wound, excluding those with retained foreign body. ([dagger][dagger]) Upper extremity includes lower and upper arm, elbow, hand, fingers, and wrist (excludes shoulder).
Alternatively, they may present to their physician with symptoms suggestive of common pediatric ailments, making the diagnosis of retained foreign body more problematic.
evaluated the safety and outcomes in patients with open eye injury with retained foreign body that underwent early 25-gauge vitrectomy.
Long term non-specific problems seen after surgery should remind us of the differential diagnosis of a retained foreign body. Radiological diagnostic tools may be beneficial to confirm the diagnosis.1
Artifact on postoperative chest radiograph, mimicking retained foreign body. Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 2015; 23(1): 85.
Delayed complications commonly relate to infection associated with a retained foreign body.
Abrasions that persist longer than 48 hours may signal an infection, herpes keratitis, or a retained foreign body, and should be referred to an ophthalmologist.
Orbital cellulitis can arise from paranasal sinusitis; trauma to the eye; a retained foreign body in the orbit; ocular surgery; or contagious spread of infection from adjacent structures, such as dacryocystitis, dental abscesses, or preseptal cellulitis.