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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 917626, 3 pages
Case Report

Gossypiboma: Retained Surgical Sponge after a Gynecologic Procedure

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yil University, 65200 Van, Turkey

Received 21 January 2010; Revised 3 May 2010; Accepted 8 July 2010

Academic Editor: William Hurd

Copyright © 2010 Aziz Sümer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report on a case of gossypiboma. A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with abdominal mass. She had undergone a caesarean operation 23 years previously. The mass in the right abdominal quadrant was suspected by abdominal computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The mass was removed by laparotomy excision and the final diagnosis was gossypiboma.