Transmural Migration of Gossypiboma into Stomach:A Case Report

Authors

  • Sana Sharafat Ali Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, PIMS
  • Kanza Farrukh Postgraduate Resident, Department of General Surgery
  • Zakir Jamal Postgraduate Resident, Department of General Surgery
  • S H Waqar Professor & Head, Department of General Surgery, PIMS, SZABMU, Islamabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48036/apims.v19i3.900

Keywords:

Gossypiboma, Open cholecystectomy, Transmural migration

Abstract

Gossypiboma is the term given to retained abdominal sponges. The statistics of its incidence is more likely to be underestimated because most of the time such cases are not reported due to the fear of medicolegal complications. Such cases causes serious morbidity and even mortality if not diagnosed. We present a case report of a rare phenomena that involved transmural migration of gossypiboma into stomach with a brief review of literature. Gossypiboma was left in abdominal cavity during open cholecystectomy and later was removed on exploratory laparotomy from the stomach. Patient recovered well with no morbidity.

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Published

2023-09-07

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Case Report