Case contributed by Radha Raghavan
Diagnosis certain


Acute abdominal pain. History of recent surgery for appendicitis.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


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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