Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

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

Gossypiboma: An important preventable cause of morbidity


Umesh C Parashari, Sachin Khanduri, Sugandha Saxena, Samarjit Bhadury 
 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«SQ»s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow
India

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).


How to cite this article:
Parashari UC, Khanduri S, Saxena S, Bhadury S. Gossypiboma: An important preventable cause of morbidity.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:397-399


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Parashari UC, Khanduri S, Saxena S, Bhadury S. Gossypiboma: An important preventable cause of morbidity. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 19 ];5:397-399
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