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2015 | October-December | Issue4
Case Report
Nonspecific Computed Tomography Presentation of Gossypiboma
Ashwini Sankhe, Tilik Dedhia, Vivek Ukirde, Maunil Bhuta, Jagir Yeshwante
Author Affiliation
Ashwini Sankhe : Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Tilik Dedhia : Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Vivek Ukirde : Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Maunil Bhuta : Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Jagir Yeshwante : Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

10.5005/jp-journals-10036-1074

ABSTRACT

A gossypiboma also known as ‘textiloma’ or ‘cottonoid’ is a term used to describe a foreign object (nonabsorbable surgical material), that is left behind in a body cavity during an operation. The manifestations and complications of gossypiboma are so variable that diagnosis may be difficult and patient morbidity is thus significant. Moreover, such foreign bodies can often mimic tumors or abscesses. Here we discuss a case of pelvic gossypiboma that presented as a mass in the pelvis associated with abdominal pain in a post ovarian cystectomy case. The diagnosis was suggested on computed tomography (CT). The diagnosis was confirmed on surgery and the gossypiboma was retrieved successfully.

Keywords: Foreign body granuloma, Gossypiboma, Hypodense mass, Postovarian cystectomy, Retained sponge.

How to cite this article: Sankhe A, Dedhia T, Ukirde V, Bhuta M, Yeshwante J. Nonspecific Computed Tomography Presentation of Gossypiboma. MGM J Med Sci 2015;2(4):205-207.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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