Hi my brother found out that after 22 years he has staples left in his throat, what harm is this.
Staples or stitches in throat surgery are used. Few years back these staples are made of medicated threads. Now they are made up of special material which is dissolve automatically after healing. So staples left in throat surgery will not cause problem. If your doctor has used old staples of thread then this cause problems. Go for further investigations.
Katzdoc, have you done any further investigating? We just found out today that my dad's staples were left in after thyroid surgery 11 years ago. He has had so many problems since that surgery that I can't even begin to list them all. Very curious! Thanks!