Gossypibomas mimicking a splenic hydatid cyst and ileal tumor : a case report and literature review.
ABSTRACT Gossypiboma is a term used to describe a retained surgical swab in the body after a surgical procedure. Gossypiboma is a rare surgical complication, but can cause significant morbidity and mortality. It may be a diagnostic dilemma with associated medico-legal implications, and is usually discovered during the first few days after surgery; however, it may remain undetected for many years.
We present a gossypiboma case immigrating to small intestine, as well as a literature review of studies published in the English language on intraluminal migration of gossypiboma, accessed through PubMed and Google Scholar databases.
Case of a 51-year-old man who was admitted due to vomiting, abdominal distension, and pain. He had a history of abdominal trauma 8 years previously, and surgery had been performed at another hospital. The physical examination revealed muscular guarding and rebound tenderness in the right lower quadrant. A splenic hydatid cyst and ileal calcified mass were suspected based on results of abdominal computed tomography. Therefore, a laparotomy was performed. Segmental ileal resection, end-to-end anastomosis, and splenectomy were performed. The final diagnosis was gossypiboma in both the spleen and ileum. We performed a systemic review of the English-language literature between 2000 and 2010 in PubMed and Google Scholar, and we found 45 cases of transmural migration of surgical sponges following abdominal surgery. Three cases in which the gossypiboma was located in the spleen are also discussed.
Gossypiboma should be considered as a differential diagnosis of any postoperative patient who presents with pain, infection, or a palpable mass.
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ABSTRACT: A 55 years lady presented with dull aching right upper abdominal pain with intermittent episodes of diarrhea following cholecystectomy which she underwent fourteen years back. Ultrasound and computed tomography findings were suggestive of foreign body in right subhepatic space. Exploratory laparotomy revealed circumvented loop of ileum with intra luminal mass sized 5 x 10 cm, resection anastomosis of the segment of ileum was performed. When opened it contained a surgical sponge with no external communication but an internal fistulous tract was present between the proximal and distal loops beyond the mass. Though intraluminal migration of retained surgical sponge has often been reported, complete intraluminal migration without features of obstruction or external opening is rarely seen.JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association 47(171):136-8. · 0.08 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A 61-year-old woman who had undergone a hysterectomy 15 years before this presentation had suffered from intermittent abdominal pain and a palpable lower abdominal mass for 3 months. Plain roentgenography revealed a radiopaque mass with serpiginous density in the pelvic region. Sonography showed curvilinear hyperechogenicity with an acoustic shadow. A small-bowel series revealed a huge amorphous filling defect inside the ileum. Computed tomography showed that the mass was a spongiform object with a whirl-like appearance mixed with air and with peripheral calcification.The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences 12/2004; 20(11):567-71. · 0.50 Impact Factor
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