|Document ID (ISN)||65900|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Abraham J.L., Greenfield L.J.
||Hazard to pathologists and anatomists from vena-caval (Greenfield) filters
||21 Oct. 1995, Vol.346, No.8982, p.1100. Illus. 1 ref.
||This brief communication highlights the hazard of skin puncture injury for pathologists and anatomists handling an autopsy patient with a metal wire filter inserted into the inferior vena cava. The filter contains sharp anchoring hooks and grasping of the device during organ removal may result in skin puncture wounds. Screening before autopsy and education of pathologists is recommended.
||health services; hospitals; skin injuries; biological hazards; safe working methods; autopsy
||information of personnel; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Health care services