Journal of Mid-life Health

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 160--162

Gossypiboma – A nightmare for surgeon: A rare case with review of literature


Meenakshi Gothwal1, Mahaveer Rodha2, Binit Surekha3, Pratibha Singh1, Garima Yadav1, Priyanka Sethi4 
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Meenakshi Gothwal
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur - 342 005, Rajasthan
India

Gossypiboma is an uncommon but avoidable condition, which is mostly asymptomatic initially and difficult to diagnose but can cause serious postoperative complications. It is a mass lesion due to surgical sponge or swab if retained in the body after the surgery. Gossypiboma has a vague presentation, and it is difficult to diagnose. In patients with a prior history of surgery having soft-tissue masses or localized pain abdomen, gossypiboma should be included in the differential diagnosis. We are reporting a case of a 33-year-old woman referred to our center with a complaint of vague abdominal pain, mild distension for the past 7 days, and discharge from the stitch line for the past 1 day. After investigation, diagnosis of gossypiboma was made and an exploratory laparotomy was performed to remove the retained surgical mop.


How to cite this article:
Gothwal M, Rodha M, Surekha B, Singh P, Yadav G, Sethi P. Gossypiboma – A nightmare for surgeon: A rare case with review of literature.J Mid-life Health 2019;10:160-162


How to cite this URL:
Gothwal M, Rodha M, Surekha B, Singh P, Yadav G, Sethi P. Gossypiboma – A nightmare for surgeon: A rare case with review of literature. J Mid-life Health [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 29 ];10:160-162
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