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Report of gossypiboma from the standpoint in medicine and law.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15754416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on a case of gossypiboma. A 78-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with acute abdomen. He had undergone an operation for colon cancer 4 mo previously. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed an echogenic lesion with a hypoechoic rim and strong posterior acoustic shadowing in the lower abdomen. Diagnosis of gossypiboma can be made by ultrasonography to avoid loss-of-chance of survival. We reviewed the English literature briefly of gossypiboma from the medical and juridical view. According to the theory of loss-of-chance, the damage of plaintiff is the loss of the chance of survival or recovery, rather than the final harm. The victim would allow recovery for the loss of the chance from the defendant. But the plaintiff would show by a preponderance that he was deprived of a better chance of a cure. Under the proposed rule, the compensable value of the victim would be the plaintiff's compensation for the loss of the victim's chance of survival.
Li-Rung Shyung; Wen-Hsiung Chang; Shee-Chan Lin; Shou-Chuan Shih; Chin-Roa Kao; Sun-Yen Chou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-08     Completed Date:  2005-04-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1248-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan, China.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign-Body Reaction / radiography*,  ultrasonography*
General Surgery / legislation & jurisprudence*
Postoperative Complications / radiography,  ultrasonography
Surgical Sponges*

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