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Electrocautery Unit Fire in the Operating Room

Electrocautery Unit Fire in the Operating Room

Fire in the Operating Room

“Shortly thereafter, the electrocautery unit was utilized to facilitate excision of the lesion and almost immediately, a fire ignited.”

 

Case Context   Provider Narrative   Lessons Learned

Case Context

Patient: middle-aged adult
Presenting diagnosis: superficial lesion, posterior head/neck
Planned procedure: excision of lesion, posterior head/neck in the prone position
Past medical history: details not provided
Anesthetic plan: monitored anesthesia care


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