Patient finds source of pain: forgotten surgical tool!!!

This post was authored by Brian Nash and posted to The Eye Opener on February 16th, 2010.

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You just can’t make this stuff up.  Apparently some surgeon and his team in Prague have a problem with counting surgical instruments.  Patient finds source of pain: forgotten surgical tool | News Bizarre | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle.

PRAGUE — It took five long months for a Czech woman to discover the reason for her pain: Doctors had left a foot-long medical tool inside her abdomen.

This month, doctors at a clinic in the southeastern town of Ivancice discovered their colleagues had forgotten to remove a spatula-like surgical instrument from the woman following gynecological surgery in September.

Wonder if they have tort reform in Czechoslovakia?

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