Retrieval of a retained broken scalpel blade from lumbar intervertebral disc space A case report

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Yogesh Agrawal
Somnath Sharma
Sanjeev Chopra
Devendra Kumar Purohit

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Lumbar diskectomy is a common procedure in neurosurgery, besides the common complications broken scalpel blade during disc removal is a rare event. Usually retrieval of such sharp retained fragments in same sitting is difficult and to prevent further complications another session is warranted [1]. We report a case of broken scalpel blade during L1-L2 lumbar intervertebral disc removal and successful surgical retrieval of that tip of knife with the help of operative microscope under fluoroscopic guidance during same sitting before any hazardous complications develop.

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Agrawal, Y., Sharma, S., Chopra, S., & Purohit, D. K. (2017). Retrieval of a retained broken scalpel blade from lumbar intervertebral disc space: A case report. Romanian Neurosurgery, 31(1), 129–132. Retrieved from https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/roneurosurgery/article/view/982
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Yogesh Agrawal

Department of Neurosurgery, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Somnath Sharma

Department of Neurosurgery, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Sanjeev Chopra

Department of Neurosurgery, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Devendra Kumar Purohit

Department of Neurosurgery, Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Hospital Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA