As a surgeon what is the most dangerous thing you have found inside a patient
A question was asked on Quora, and the question is ‘as a surgeon what is the most dangerous thing you have found inside a patient?’. And a surgeon by the name Walid Shahrour shared his story, read below as he narrates it.
I was operating on a patient to remove his kidney.
The patient had had multiple surgeries in the past on his kidney and at this point was just a continuous source of infection- it no longer functioned.
The patient wanted me to remove it.
I removed the kidney laparoscopically and opened it to see what was inside.
I found this:
I was shocked. It was a laser fiber that had broken inside the patient while being operated on by another surgeon 18 years prior. It had been left to form a stone and caused endless infections. After the surgery, I informed the patient as to what I had discovered- he knew right away who the surgeon had been. It is very sad to have your kidney damaged and your life affected because of a bad surgeon who didn’t have the appropriate ethical guidelines. He could have referred the patient to someone else so the problem could be fixed before the damage became permanent.
This definitely looks disgusting and really dangerous, i think some surgeons are too careless. If you have a similar story, you can share below in the comment section.