Gossypiboma diagnosed fifteen years after a cesarean section: A case report

Abdul Rehman, Noor Ul Ain Baloch, Muhammad Awais

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalQatar Medical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Gossypiboma
  • Medical errors
  • Retained surgical sponge
  • Textiloma


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