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Document ID (ISN)65900
CIS number 96-346
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abraham J.L., Greenfield L.J.
Title Hazard to pathologists and anatomists from vena-caval (Greenfield) filters
Bibliographic information 21 Oct. 1995, Vol.346, No.8982, p.1100. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) health services; hospitals; skin injuries; biological hazards; safe working methods; autopsy
Descriptors (secondary) information of personnel; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Biological hazards