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Cleaning of the TEE probe -- A costly lesson learned!
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  • Nagarjuna Panidapu,
  • Barsha Sen,
  • Thushara Madathil,
  • Praveen Kumar Neema
Nagarjuna Panidapu
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

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Barsha Sen
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
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Thushara Madathil
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
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Praveen Kumar Neema
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

The clinical utility of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the perioperative period has increased remarkably in the past decade. TEE made the life of perioperative physicians easier by playing a key role in the decision-making process, helping in clinical and surgical management, and improving patient outcomes.[1](#ref-0001) Although there are published guidelines[2](#ref-0002) on the process of cleaning and disinfection of the TEE probes, we intend to highlight the importance of educating the personnel involved in taking care of the equipment to prevent damage to the TEE probes