Journal Article

Retained foreign bodies after surgery.

Lincourt AE; Harrell A; Cristiano J; Sechrist C; Kercher K; Heniford BT.

The authors performed a case control analysis of medical records for a 10-year period to identify risk factors associated with retained foreign bodies (RFB). They found that concurrent major surgeries and incorrect instrument and sponge counts played a role in the incidence of RFB at their hospital.