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Pulsatile lavage irrigator tip, a rare radiolucent retained foreign body in the pelvis: a case report.

Connelly CL, Archdeacon MT - Patient Saf Surg (2011)

Bottom Line: Retained foreign bodies after surgery have the potential to cause serious medical complications for patients and bring fourth serious medico-legal consequences for surgeons and hospitals.Despite these precautions, radiolucent objects and uncounted components/pieces of instruments are at risk to be retained in the surgical wound.Revision surgery was required in order to remove the retained object, and the patient had no further complications.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, P,O, Box 670212, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0212, USA. archdemt@ucmail.uc.edu.

ABSTRACT
Retained foreign bodies after surgery have the potential to cause serious medical complications for patients and bring fourth serious medico-legal consequences for surgeons and hospitals. Standard operating room protocols have been adopted to reduce the occurrence of the most common retained foreign bodies. Despite these precautions, radiolucent objects and uncounted components/pieces of instruments are at risk to be retained in the surgical wound. We report the unusual case of a retained plastic pulsatile lavage irrigator tip in the surgical wound during acetabulum fracture fixation, which was subsequently identified on routine postoperative computed tomography. Revision surgery was required in order to remove the retained object, and the patient had no further complications.

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The retained foreign body was identified as the nozzle tip from the pulsatile lavage irrigation system.
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Figure 6: The retained foreign body was identified as the nozzle tip from the pulsatile lavage irrigation system.

Mentions: Upon wound exploration, a retained foreign body was confirmed and identified as the plastic tip from the pulsatile lavage unit that had been used for wound irrigation during the first procedure (Interpulse High Flow Tip model 210-14, Stryker, Kalamazoo, MI) (Figure 6). This was removed without complication. Postoperative neurovascular examinations were intact and unchanged from previous. The patient was discharged on hospital day eight in stable condition.


Pulsatile lavage irrigator tip, a rare radiolucent retained foreign body in the pelvis: a case report.

Connelly CL, Archdeacon MT - Patient Saf Surg (2011)

The retained foreign body was identified as the nozzle tip from the pulsatile lavage irrigation system.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 6: The retained foreign body was identified as the nozzle tip from the pulsatile lavage irrigation system.
Mentions: Upon wound exploration, a retained foreign body was confirmed and identified as the plastic tip from the pulsatile lavage unit that had been used for wound irrigation during the first procedure (Interpulse High Flow Tip model 210-14, Stryker, Kalamazoo, MI) (Figure 6). This was removed without complication. Postoperative neurovascular examinations were intact and unchanged from previous. The patient was discharged on hospital day eight in stable condition.

Bottom Line: Retained foreign bodies after surgery have the potential to cause serious medical complications for patients and bring fourth serious medico-legal consequences for surgeons and hospitals.Despite these precautions, radiolucent objects and uncounted components/pieces of instruments are at risk to be retained in the surgical wound.Revision surgery was required in order to remove the retained object, and the patient had no further complications.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, P,O, Box 670212, Cincinnati, OH, 45267-0212, USA. archdemt@ucmail.uc.edu.

ABSTRACT
Retained foreign bodies after surgery have the potential to cause serious medical complications for patients and bring fourth serious medico-legal consequences for surgeons and hospitals. Standard operating room protocols have been adopted to reduce the occurrence of the most common retained foreign bodies. Despite these precautions, radiolucent objects and uncounted components/pieces of instruments are at risk to be retained in the surgical wound. We report the unusual case of a retained plastic pulsatile lavage irrigator tip in the surgical wound during acetabulum fracture fixation, which was subsequently identified on routine postoperative computed tomography. Revision surgery was required in order to remove the retained object, and the patient had no further complications.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus