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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Don't you hate it when you set down something small like a ring or a screw or a patient's tumor and then you can't find it again?   ( startribune.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Patient, adverse events, Minnesota hospitals, Hospital accreditation, tissue samples, Hospitals in Minnesota, northern Minnesota hospitals, Hospital  
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2017-02-17 12:09:15 PM  
Maybe the dog ate it.
 
2017-02-17 12:17:08 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:22:01 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:22:43 PM  
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2017-02-17 12:26:41 PM  
Sponge count is life or death
 
2017-02-17 12:28:44 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Sponge count is life or death


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2017-02-17 12:29:56 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Maybe the dog ate it.


I was going to say, I thought it was a booger.
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2017-02-17 12:30:53 PM  

ChipNASA: Clemkadidlefark: Sponge count is life or death

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Elaine said that I'm sponge-worthy.
 
2017-02-17 12:32:20 PM  
I THOUGHT THAT WAS MY LUNCH!
 
2017-02-17 12:34:17 PM  
Found it!
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2017-02-17 12:34:21 PM  

The_Sponge: ChipNASA: Clemkadidlefark: Sponge count is life or death

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Elaine said that I'm sponge-worthy.


Isn't' that redundant?!?!
 
2017-02-17 12:41:21 PM  
vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net
Knows a thing or two about missing tumors.
 
2017-02-17 12:45:29 PM  
Except for the fkucking  lawyers, the live for this
 
2017-02-17 12:46:58 PM  
Did he check his golf shoes?
 
2017-02-17 12:50:05 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [img.fark.net image 320x416]


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2017-02-17 12:56:24 PM  
But you're removing the tumor anyway, so problem solved?
 
2017-02-17 12:57:15 PM  
Maybe it was adopted by a good Chrisitan family. If only more people would give up their tumors for adoption instead of killing them.
 
2017-02-17 01:00:28 PM  
But Carl wont be stealing any ones lunch for a while.

Hear that Carl? We KNOW its You!
 
2017-02-17 01:04:02 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Maybe the dog ate it.


my first thought as well.
 
2017-02-17 01:04:25 PM  
did anyone check to see if it's running for office now?
 
2017-02-17 01:12:20 PM  

loonatic112358: did anyone check to see if it's running for office now?


It won the popular vote but lost the election because it didn't campaign enough in flyover country.
 
2017-02-17 01:26:46 PM  
Great. Now someone else has cancer.
 
2017-02-17 01:26:58 PM  

Running Wild: [vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x296]
Knows a thing or two about missing tumors.


This.
 
2017-02-17 01:31:54 PM  
FTFA: biopsy sample smaller than a pinhead was placed on a sterile towel
If I ran a practice, we'd take silver dollar sized biopsies and keep them in freshly rinsed out ziplocs to prevent this sort of thing.
 
2017-02-17 01:38:49 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Sponge count is life or death


I was present at and undersea, unexplained, mass sponge migration!
 
2017-02-17 01:42:06 PM  

Fark Against the Machine: FTFA: biopsy sample smaller than a pinhead was placed on a sterile towel
If I ran a practice, we'd take silver dollar sized biopsies and keep them in freshly rinsed out ziplocs to prevent this sort of thing.


During residency, I don't know how many times I received a specimen for grossing and the tissue was just smashed into a pad and nothing could be recovered.

And a biopsy smaller than a pinhead probably wouldn't survive processing, though losing it is unacceptable.
 
2017-02-17 01:48:06 PM  
Bend over Mr. Jones, gotta stab your prostate again.
 
2017-02-17 01:53:00 PM  

Running Wild: [vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x296]
Knows a thing or two about missing tumors.


came here for this. thank you!
 
2017-02-17 01:54:17 PM  
Provided the hospitals don't kill you first.
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2017-02-17 02:08:32 PM  
It really seems like putting a tint sample on a towel and moving it around it just asking for trouble.

I know procedures may differ, but last time I had a biopsy they dropped them into a little test tube with a suspending fluid.
 
2017-02-17 03:14:24 PM  

StarshipAngel: Clemkadidlefark: Sponge count is life or death

I was present at and undersea, unexplained, mass sponge migration!


The sponges migrated about a foot-and-a-half.
 
2017-02-17 03:18:25 PM  

Fark Against the Machine: FTFA: biopsy sample smaller than a pinhead was placed on a sterile towel
If I ran a practice, we'd take silver dollar sized biopsies and keep them in freshly rinsed out ziplocs to prevent this sort of thing.


If I had a possibly cancerous tumor, I'd prefer it if they checked what it was well before it reached that size. I'd also consider it a good thing it if you didn't gouge out quite that amount of the surrounding flesh just to have a substrate. But yes, some improvements to the cargo carrier here may be called for.
 
2017-02-17 03:22:18 PM  
Is the tumor even real, or is the cancer staged?
 
2017-02-17 03:49:17 PM  

DRTFA: loonatic112358: did anyone check to see if it's running for office now?

It won the popular vote but lost the election because it didn't campaign enough in flyover country.


that was skin cancer, brain cancer won the electoral college and therefor the election
 
2017-02-17 03:53:46 PM  
A ring, you say?
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2017-02-17 04:21:14 PM  

chawco: It really seems like putting a tint sample on a towel and moving it around it just asking for trouble.

I know procedures may differ, but last time I had a biopsy they dropped them into a little test tube with a suspending fluid.


this.  i've done hundreds of them, and always dropped them into petri dish, tube, etc...
 
2017-02-17 04:29:13 PM  
To be fair, (1) a polyp is not necessarily a tumor, and (2) the polyp noted in the article was 1 millimeter in diameter. Do you know how easy it is to misplace something as small as 1 millimeter? Tissue biopsies are usually slimy and soft. Imagine someone handing you a squishy, slime-covered ball point tip from a ballpoint pen, and asking you to make sure it finds its way to the pathologist.
Impossible? No.
Challenging? Definitely.
 
2017-02-17 04:35:53 PM  
CSB: When I was getting a long series of lab tests before school and international travel to look into some health questions the hospital lost the blood sample. It was not known if I had ever had chicken-pox, and I had indicated I wanted to know for the travel docs.
The first results came in and I asked about chicken-pox. Dr said he'd have to ask the lab, since it wasn't on the report. A week later he called saying, "It looks like we lost your blood sample, but we found the results of the test, so I guess that's good."
 
2017-02-17 04:46:29 PM  

StarshipAngel: Clemkadidlefark: Sponge count is life or death

I was present at and undersea, unexplained, mass sponge migration!


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Surgical tech doing sponge count
 
2017-02-17 08:40:15 PM  
Need one of the magnet things the roofers use
 
2017-02-17 09:18:17 PM  
So I'm not the only one this happens too.
 
2017-02-17 11:20:25 PM  
Don't worry, I'm sure there's tumor where that came from.
 
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