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Gossypiboma of the abdomen.

Authors
  • Moyle, H
  • Hines, O J
  • McFadden, D W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Surgery
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
May 01, 1996
Volume
131
Issue
5
Pages
566–568
Identifiers
PMID: 8624207
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Intra-abdominal cysts may rise from a variety of organs. However, foreign-body reaction and cyst formation should be considered in the differential diagnosis. In this report, we describe the finding of a preoperatively undetected gossypiboma. A gossypiboma is a mass within the body that is composed of a cotton matrix; in this case, an unmarked laparotomy sponge. The evaluation, findings, and prevention of gossypiboma are discussed.

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