Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Gossypiboma, a retained surgical sponge, is a rare complication following any surgical procedure and is primarily a result of human error. Such patients often have vague clinical presentations and the diagnosis often comes as a surprise. We present the case of a 40-year-old woman who had a long-standing history of lower abdominal discomfort. She was diagnosed with a gossypiboma fifteen years after a cesarean section. All general physicians, surgeons and radiologists must be aware of this rare but clinically significant entity.
Qatar Medical Journal
Baloch, N. U.,
(2014). Gossypiboma diagnosed fifteen years after a cesarean section: A case report. Qatar Medical Journal, 2014(2), 65-69.
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