Case contributed by Dr Radha Raghavan


Acute abdominal pain. Past history of recent surgery for appendicitis.

Patient Data

Age: 55-year-old
Gender: Female

On ultrasound examination of the abdomen a well-defined cystic structure was noted with distinct hyperechoic wavy structures causing intense posterior acoustic shadowing. 

Case Discussion

Under ultrasound guidance the cystic area was opened and the offending gauze was retrieved. Mass was confirmed to represent a gossypiboma.

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Case information

rID: 9179
Published: 22nd Mar 2010
Last edited: 13th Oct 2016
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