Gossypiboma in abdomen: retained surgical gauze after a cesarean section
Clinical practice, 338 - 342Tag this article
A mass formed around a cotton matrix left within the body is termed gossypiboma or textiloma. It is a rare complication of surgery most commonly seen after abdominal surgery. The time of presentation may range from early post-operative period to several decades later. We herein report on a case of gossypiboma. A 42-year old woman admitted to our hospital with abdominal mass. She had undergone a caesarean operation 2 years previously. The mass in the right quadrant was suspected by abdominal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. The mass was removed by laparoscopy excision and the final diagnosis was gossypiboma.
KEY WORDS: Gossypiboma - Gauze - Surgery.