Case Series
Volume 8 Issue 6 - 2021
Management of Five Cases of Gossypiboma in Clinical Prospective and Review of Literature
Aswini K Pujahari*
Professor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, SIMS and RC, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Aswini K Pujahari, Professor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, SIMS and RC, Bangalore, India.
Received: April 14, 2021; Published: May 17, 2021




Abstract

Gossypiboma (retained surgical sponge), are the most common iatrogenic abdominal foreign bodies. Even though it is unintentional by the team, it is a certain reality and poses significant medico- legal implications. It goes under reported to avoid negative publicity of the doctor and hospital. Five such cases are reported here. Postsurgical left over in body-space is serious situation and need removal by a second surgery. Five such cases, four intra-abdominal and one in the scrotum is reported. Only one case passed per anus and rest all needed second surgical intervention.

Keywords: Retained Surgical Sponge; Gossypiboma; Radio-Opaque Marker; Spontaneous Expulsion

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Citation: Aswini K Pujahari. “Management of Five Cases of Gossypiboma in Clinical Prospective and Review of Literature”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 8.6 (2021): 20-27.

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