Weird stuff we see in the Operating Theater..Created by:
Weird stuff happen in the operating theater. Some incidents become tea time stories for the day and we just forget them, but some things strike us hard and remain in our minds for a very long time. This is one such event that I came across recently.
Last month we took a 6 year old child in for excision of what appeared to be a vaginal granuloma under general anesthesia. The child was being treated for nearly 2 years for an offensive vaginal discharge. During the surgery, the piece of tissue that we initially thought was a granuloma turned out to be a string of granulation tissue extending deep into the vagina so we went on and did a vaginal exploration. Guess what we found. The head of a rubber suction dart! Which probably had been stuck there for 2 years. There were signs of damage to the hymen so we referred her to the Judicial medical officer, but whether the child put it in the vagina or she was abused, we still don't know.
What is the weirdest thing you have experienced working in a theater/surgical unit?