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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 584580, 2 pages
Case Report

An Extremely Rare Complication of Varicose Vein Surgery: Retained Foreign Body

Department of Vascular and Cardiac Surgery, Derince Research and Educational Hospital, 41000 Kocaeli, Turkey

Received 16 July 2014; Accepted 5 October 2014; Published 9 November 2014

Academic Editor: Carmela De Crea

Copyright © 2014 Orhan Fındık 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.


Foreign body is among complications of surgery. But as a complication of varicose vein surgery it was reported extremely rarely and, to our knowledge, there is only one paper in the literature. A case with retained sponge which was detected five months after varicose vein surgery was presented.