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Surgical Sponges

"Surgical Sponges" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Gauze material used to absorb body fluids during surgery. Referred to as gossypiboma if accidentally retained in the body following surgery.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Surgical Sponges" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Surgical Sponges" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 31 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2007 and 2008
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