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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind. ...Read more

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Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Do they use surgical clips in rotator cuff surgery?

Not exactly: You can learn more about rotator cuff repair surgery here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair.Htm i would recommend you pick a surgeon that performs the surgery you need hundreds of times a year. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgical clips fliating around my abdomen?

Can you tell me about surgical clips fliating around my abdomen?

Depends: Clips that are placed during surgery are intentionally placed by the surgeon for various reasons. There rarely can become dislodged and "float around" in the abdomen. Even if that was the case it would rarely ever cause any problems. The best person to tell you would be the surgeon performing your case. See then for specific questions. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removal surgery a yr ago, had pain an diff issues since I recently found out surgical clips were left inside idk what to do?

I had gallbladder removal surgery  a yr ago, had pain an diff issues since I recently found out surgical clips were left inside idk what to do?

Unlikely from clips: A majority of laparoscopic cholecystectomies are done with clips to secure the cystic duct. The clips are there for a good reason - I would seriously doubt your pain is from the clips themselves. Would check with your doctor or surgeon just to be sure nothing else is going on, including a retained stone, or peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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After cholecystectomy surgical clips left in my upper right quadrant?

After cholecystectomy surgical clips left  in my upper right quadrant?

That is normal: To have clips after surgery , you mean the clips inside you to ligate cystic duct and artery , are normal , harmless and MRI safe. ...Read more

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Have surgical clips in my chest but have never had chest surgery. Why is that?

Previous surgery: Have you had surgery using clips anywhere else in your body? Where in your chest are the clips? Need a little more information. ...Read more

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Have surgical clips in my chest but have never had chest surgery. How is this possible?

Abdominal surgery?: If you have undergone hiatal hernia repair, or other upper abdominal surgery, there may have been migration of clips into the chest. ...Read more

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Do you know why i would have 13-24 surgical clips in me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery?

Do you know why i would have 13-24 surgical clips in me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery?

Uncommon: It is a bit uncommon to have that many. I would say on average pts have 4-6 clips "left" inside them. They are inert and as long as you had no complications, there is no issue with them being there. It's best to talk to your surgeon to get the details on your procedure to get the answers for which you are searching. ...Read more

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My father had lap gallbladder surgery back in october. I just pulled what looks to be 3 surgical clips from one of the wounds. Is that possible?

My father had lap gallbladder surgery back in october.  I just pulled what looks to be 3 surgical clips from one of the wounds. Is that possible?

Yes possible: Some times clips , and stitches , can extrude through site of port entry wound especially that were placed near abdominal wall , its purpose is done. Speak to the surgeon for assurance ...Read more

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