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Case report on Textiloma of Uterus

Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh
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  • Obstetrics And Gynaecology
  • Textiloma
  • Uterus
  • Medicine


A 30years of old hypothyroid lady , presented with foul smelling excessive whitish per vaginal discharge, associated with itching in vulva & pain in the lower abdomen following caesarean section 3 months back. Her uterus was palpably enlarged and firm. USG revealed bulky uterus with wall echo shadow sign. A CT scan of whole abdomen was done that revealed intrauterine textiloma. During laparotomy huge amount of pus came out through wound and a mob was found within uterine cavity. Textiloma is a rare problem of surgery arising from retained gauze during operation. Careful counting of surgical gauze before closure and identification by newer techniques is required to prevent this iatrogenic complication DOI: Bangladesh J Obstet Gynaecol, 2011; Vol. 26(2) : 100-102

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