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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 397-399

Gossypiboma: An important preventable cause of morbidity


Department of Radio Diagnosis, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Umesh C Parashari
Department of Radio Diagnosis, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.102087

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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).


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