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Technical note| Volume 50, ISSUE 7, P680-681, October 2012

Reducing the risk of retained throat packs after surgery

Published:February 23, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2012.01.012
      Despite taking precautions, throat packs that are placed before operations in the mouth and oropharynx risk being left in situ after the procedure, particularly if the operation involves intraoral and extraoral sites. We use a wristband worn by the anaesthetist to ensure that the pack is removed at the end of the procedure.

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