A case of missed gossypiboma

Shahizon Azura Mohamed Mukari, Mohammad Hanafiah, S. Jutinih

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Abstract

Gossypiboma refers to a retained surgical cotton matrix. It is a rare but preventable complication of surgery. A 54-year-old man presented with a non-healing wound with pus discharge following open cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration. Computed tomography revealed a sub-hepatic well -encapsulated mass, characteristic of a gossypiboma. Intraoperative finding revealed a retained abdominal pack with pus confirming the radiological findings of a gossypiboma. Retrospectively, the radio -opaque markers were seen in the initial radiograph during t-tube cholangiogram, which was not picked up initially. The present case highlighted the importance of being familiar with imaging features of a gossypiboma to prevent delayed appropriate management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Foreign Bodies
Suppuration
Common Bile Duct
Cholecystectomy
Tomography
Liver
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Abdominal cavity
  • Foreign body
  • Imaging
  • Surgical sponges

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  • Medicine(all)

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Mohamed Mukari, S. A., Hanafiah, M., & Jutinih, S. (2014). A case of missed gossypiboma. Brunei International Medical Journal, 10(2), 102-105.

A case of missed gossypiboma. / Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura; Hanafiah, Mohammad; Jutinih, S.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2014, p. 102-105.

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Mohamed Mukari, SA, Hanafiah, M & Jutinih, S 2014, 'A case of missed gossypiboma', Brunei International Medical Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 102-105.
Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura ; Hanafiah, Mohammad ; Jutinih, S. / A case of missed gossypiboma. In: Brunei International Medical Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 102-105.
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