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What are surgical clips and what happens if they are seen in

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what are surgical clips and what happens if they are seen in a persons right upper quadrant and pelvis?

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Female , Age: 41
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Lindie replied 11 years ago.

These are clips that are put in place during a procedure. Example: you say upper right, was the gall bladder removed? or perhaps some other organ repair at one time?

There are ducts and artery which service the gall bladder/organ once the gall bladder is removed those are clipped shut. These clips are permanent.

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Lindie's Post: so you say that they are not suppose to be removed after the procedure?
Expert:  Lindie replied 11 years ago.

Correct, they are intended for permanent use.