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Transmural migration of Gossypiboma presenting as Intestinal obstruction

Year : 2019 | Volume : 7 | Issue : 1 Page : 97-98

G Dwethi1, Ch Vikas2, T Ramesh3

1Postgraduate student2Professor3Professor and HOD. Department of Radiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar,Telangana,India.

Address for correspondence: Dr.G.Dwethi,Postgraduate student,Department of Radiology,Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar,Telangana, India, postal code-505417.



Introduction: Gossypiboma or retained surgical sponge is rare but serious complication of surgery. It is a surgeon’s nightmare with medicolegalcomplications.It amounts to medical negligence of the surgical team.Diagnosis is often delayed owing to nonspecific clinical symptoms and inconclusive imaging features. We report a case of a 20 year old woman who previously underwent caesarean section and presented to our hospital with features of intestinal obstruction due to Gossypiboma.

Keywords::Gossypiboma, ultrasound, intestinal obstruction


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