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Surgeons Lose Scalpel in Swede's Nose
The Local ^ | 17 Dec 12

Posted on 12/17/2012 6:52:21 PM PST by nickcarraway

Swedish doctors are struggling to locate the tip of a scalpel they managed to lose in a patient's nose.

The patient had originally sought help at the clinic north of Stockholm to correct a crooked nose stemming from a previous beating.

However, sometime during the procedure, the surgeon's scalpel snapped and doctors were unable to figure out what happened to the rogue piece of metal.

The patient, whose gender was not specified in complaint documents filed with the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), was subsequently sent home, but after suffering palpitations during the night, prompting a visit to a local emergency room.

But it was only after the patient was x-rayed during a scheduled post-operative checkup that doctors learned a shard of the scalpel was still stuck in the patient's nasal cavity.

Doctors decided to schedule a new operation to try to remove the scalpel remnants, but when the operation took place, they were unable to find the missing metal bit, despite it showing up clearly in the X-ray.

The patient, who experienced a very long and diffidcult recovery from the anaesthesia, was sent for specialist recovery care at another clinic in Stockholm.

However, doctors plan to search again for the rest of the broken scalpel with the aid of an x-ray screening after he has fully recovered from the first operation.

The incident has been reported to the National Board of Health and Welfare in accordance with Sweden's Lex Maria, the informal name for regulations governing the reporting of injuries or incidents in the Swedish health care system.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl; schnozel

1 posted on 12/17/2012 6:52:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The guy can win a lawsuit based on doctor incompetence.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 6:58:50 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t Nostrildamus predict this years ago?


3 posted on 12/17/2012 7:02:09 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

4 posted on 12/17/2012 7:03:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

WTF is that?


5 posted on 12/17/2012 7:06:20 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: nickcarraway

No nose knows!


6 posted on 12/17/2012 7:07:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
o/~ Nobody nose de trouble I've seen... o/~


7 posted on 12/17/2012 7:21:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lurker

Check the Properties.

It’s a Hana Tsun Nose Straightener.

Whatever that is.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 7:22:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway
The Doctor should be fired for being stupid

x-ray the GI tract from stem to stern
and scarier, check the brain

Google Cribiform Plate...

9 posted on 12/17/2012 7:25:00 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: nickcarraway

Here in America they would have done a CT and have a fluroscopy machine in the OR to guide the surgery.


10 posted on 12/17/2012 7:26:05 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m getting the heebie-jeebies while reading this.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 7:26:31 PM PST by bubbacluck
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To: Redcitizen

“The guy can win a lawsuit based on doctor incompetence.”

What is incompetent about a tool breaking during use?


12 posted on 12/17/2012 7:35:02 PM PST by Cyman
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To: liege

Don’t try to get them cured in Sweden.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 7:38:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Cyman
What is incompetent about a tool breaking during use?

The blade broke during surgery
They knew that, but didn't do Due Diligence

14 posted on 12/17/2012 7:38:57 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Cyman

It’s not about the tool. It’s about the fact the doctors could not recover the scalpel piece.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 7:49:25 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: nickcarraway

” it was only after the patient was x-rayed during a scheduled post-operative checkup that doctors learned a shard of the scalpel was still stuck in the patient’s nasal cavity.”

I hate it when that happens.


16 posted on 12/17/2012 7:56:49 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: nickcarraway
Surgeons Lose Scalpel in Swede's Nose


17 posted on 12/17/2012 8:10:02 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: nickcarraway
Not Puma Swede?


18 posted on 12/17/2012 8:19:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

To spite his face?


19 posted on 12/17/2012 8:41:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

20 posted on 12/17/2012 8:43:53 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: Revolting cat!

WTF ????


21 posted on 12/17/2012 8:44:49 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 12/17/2012 9:06:04 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Vendome; Revolting cat!; nickcarraway



Did the patient
try looking for it
Himself?


23 posted on 12/18/2012 1:58:27 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I forgot to ping you to the guy with his finger through his eye socket (above) so instead I'll give you the Pinocchio Paradox.

It's right up there with Schrodinger's Cat.


24 posted on 12/18/2012 2:13:19 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 12/18/2012 2:59:46 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Vendome
WTF ????

WTF: ????

26 posted on 12/18/2012 8:39:43 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

You make me sick or throw up ......just a little....in my mouth....

LOL


27 posted on 12/18/2012 10:47:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: shibumi

Gross

LOL


28 posted on 12/18/2012 10:50:45 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Daffynition

The nose knows noes.


29 posted on 12/18/2012 11:05:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi

William of Occam called - he wants his razor back.


30 posted on 12/18/2012 11:06:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In the South, razor back is one word.


32 posted on 12/18/2012 1:04:54 PM PST by OldEagle
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To: Slings and Arrows

o/~ Nobody nose de trouble I’ve seen... o/~

ROFLOL!

Thanks, eh?


33 posted on 12/18/2012 4:38:54 PM PST by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: fanfan

No worries, eh?


34 posted on 12/18/2012 6:54:25 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Happy Chanukah, and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

:-)


35 posted on 12/19/2012 6:05:59 PM PST by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: nickcarraway
Sitting in the dentist chair with my mouth wide open, the dentist dropped a gold onlay down my throat. I swallowed it before I could think about what had happened. The dentist was the most embarrassed man I think I have ever seen. When he could think of something to say he said “you don’t have to look for it”.
36 posted on 12/19/2012 6:15:51 PM PST by Ditter
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To: fanfan

Thank you, and to you too.


37 posted on 12/19/2012 6:50:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Revolting cat!

omg that’s gross


38 posted on 12/19/2012 6:57:55 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: nickcarraway
Cheech & Chong, "Up his nose":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1mCWoPA5_w

39 posted on 12/19/2012 7:26:43 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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