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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 705062, 4 pages
Case Report

Gossypiboma versus Gossip-Boma

Department of Radiology, Zulekha Hospital, P.O. Box no. 48577, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Received 13 May 2011; Accepted 7 June 2011

Academic Editors: P. García González and L. E. H. Lampmann

Copyright © 2011 Charanjeet Singh and Mamta Gupta. 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.


Gossypiboma, or a retained surgical sponge, is a rare condition, and it can occur after any surgical intervention that requires use of internal swabs. A case of an eight-year-old girl is presented, who had right minithoracotomy for ASD closure. She was finally diagnosed to have a retained surgical sponge in the right pleural cavity.