TITLE

Gossypiboma: An important preventable cause of morbidity

AUTHOR(S)
Parashari, Umesh C.; Khanduri, Sachin; Saxena, Sugandha; Bhadury, Samarjit
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p397
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An uncommon complication of any surgery is iatrogenic retained foreign body. This condition is gossypibomas. In this case report, we present cases of middle-aged females who had undergone total abdominal hysterectomy and came to us with feature of intestinal obstruction. She was diagnosed radiologically, and later a review surgery was performed. A prompt diagnosis and treatment is necessary to reduce morbidity and mortality of this condition. It is to emphasize that any post-operative patient who present to us with complaints of pain or obstruction, the differential diagnosis must include retained foreign body (gossypibomas).
ACCESSION #
83539381

 

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