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12-18-2009, 10:15 AM
A Connecticut plastic surgeon has had her clinic closed for violations which cite mouse droppings on surgical equipment and resealed one-use instruments with blood on them.

The state suspended the license for the Connecticut Plastic Surgery Center, run by plastic surgeon Dr. Teresita Mascardo, on Dec. 4.
According to a report from ABC News affiliate WTNH in New Haven, the state found nine violations, including the animal droppings, resealed instruments with human fluids on them, dust and blood on the floor and machines, and an unlicensed anesthesiologist.

"This facility is one in which there is imminent and immediate danger to public health," Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal told WTNH.

Mascardo surrendered her license voluntarily on Dec. 11, according to a sworn statement sent to ABCNews.com by the Connecticut Department of Public Health. :ponder: