|The following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
The unused version grants bonuses of 5 points each to Medicine, Poison Resistance as well Radiation Resistance and has a Damage Resistance of 1. The one worn by James lacks the effects and has no damage resistance but has higher item health and value; it also has no name.
Neither variant can be repaired with other items.
Broken Steel adds a third surgical mask, also unused, also unable to be repaired by other items.
- James' version will show up as <Missing Name> in the Pip-Boy inventory.
- The unused version was apparently intended to be used in the Wasteland Survival Guide as its G.E.C.K. ID starts with "MS03" (which is the internal designation for aforementioned quest).
- This item has carried over to Fallout: New Vegas in the game files, and can be obtained through console commands.
Two versions of the surgical mask are found in the game files of Fallout 3 and a third version is found in the game files of the Fallout 3 add-on, Broken Steel. Two are not actually used in the game and the other is only used during a cutscene. As such, none of them can be obtained normally without the use of console commands.