Gossypiboma! Never again: A case report

  • Shankar Bastakoti BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (BPKMCH), Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Nirmal Lamichhane BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (BPKMCH), Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Binuma Shrestha BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (BPKMCH), Bharatpur, Nepal
Keywords: Gossypiboma, post-surgery, surgical sponge

Abstract

Gossypiboma refers to a retained sponge in the surgical bed. We present a 40- year-old female from Terai region of Nepal presented with long standing abdominal discomfort which on further radiological examination complex adnexal mass was suspected. She had a history of emergency laparotomy for post-partum hemorrhage more than a decade ago. She underwent surgery for suspicious complex adnexal mass. On exploring fiber formed partly degenerated content was revealed, which on histopathology reveal foamy macrophages, degenerated material and fiber strands and finally diagnosis of Gossypioma was made. Prevention of gossypiboma is much better than cure.

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Author Biographies

Shankar Bastakoti, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (BPKMCH), Bharatpur, Nepal

Depatment of Pathology

Nirmal Lamichhane, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (BPKMCH), Bharatpur, Nepal

Department of Oncosurgery

Binuma Shrestha, BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital (BPKMCH), Bharatpur, Nepal

Department of Oncosurgery

Published
2020-12-01
How to Cite
Bastakoti, S., Lamichhane, N., & Shrestha, B. (2020). Gossypiboma! Never again: A case report. Nepal Mediciti Medical Journal, 1(1), 21-22. https://doi.org/10.3126/nmmj.v1i1.34475
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Case Reports