According to case reports, surgeons have left behind a wide range of objects in patients over the years. By far, the most common are medical sponges. Other instruments include scalpels, needles, safety pins, clamps, scissors, towels, and knife blades. Patients have also retained tweezers, forceps, suction tips, laser guides, and measuring devices.
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