Doctors found three pieces of gauze in a dead woman’s small intestine. Photo: Shutterstock

How forgotten surgical sponges cost a Chinese caesarean patient her life

  • Pieces of gauze were left in the intestine of 42-year-old Yuan Pingxiu during a caesarean section in Sichuan province
  • Mistake went undetected in clinical examinations at three different hospitals
Topic |   China science

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Doctors found three pieces of gauze in a dead woman’s small intestine. Photo: Shutterstock
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