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Surgical Instruments Left in Childrens Rarely Fatal, But Dangerous - 11/15/2010

Surgical Instruments Left in Childrens Rarely Fatal, But Dangerous

Release Date: November 15, 2010

Surgical items, such as sponges and small instruments, left in the bodies of children who undergo surgery are quite uncommon and rarely fatal but decidedly dangerous and expensive mistakes, according to a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study to be published in the November issue of JAMA-Archives of Surgery.

For additional information: http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/surgical-instruments-left-in-childrens-rarely-fatal-but-dangerous.aspx

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