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Vat's - 1262271

I was wondering if there are any long term dangers with the staples that are left inside the body after Vat's surgery , infection , them working loose, blood clots or perhaps a false positive on scans for follow up?

Dr West
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I suppose there's a chance that the clips could cause some confusion on scans, but radiologists can usually identify these as what they are. I would consider the risks of them in as very close to negligible.

-Dr. West

Dr. Howard (Jack) West
Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Oncology
City of Hope Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

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