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Journal Article

Retained foreign bodies after surgery.

Lincourt AE, Harrell A, Cristiano J, et al. Journal of Surgical Research. 2007;138.

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.