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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.

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

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Bar chart showing 4 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2002 and 2004 and 2006 and 2007
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