What data are collected about past surgical history during a history and Mental Status Examination (MSE)?

Updated: Sep 24, 2020
  • Author: Jeffrey S Forrest, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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List all surgical procedures the patient has undergone, including dates. Be as specific as possible when recording dates, and obtain medical records for review when possible. Patients may not volunteer this information unless asked specifically about operations.


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