Gossypiboma

Presentation

Nonspecific abdominal complaints. History of prior surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

CT finding of a low-density heterogeneous spongiform mass containing gas bubbles with an external enhancing wall. Note the thin metallic structure seen in the periphery of the mass and in a tri-dimensional perspective on volume rendering.

Modality: Pathology

Gross pathology shows a retained sponge in a bowel segment.

Case Discussion

This patient had a history of surgery three years ago at which time a surgical pack was left in situ forming a gossypoboma. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 23222
Case created: 29th May 2013
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.