Gossypiboma can remain asymptomatic for a long time
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Pant, P., Ghimire, A., Subedi, N., Pant, S., & Shrestha, A. (2018). Gossypiboma can remain asymptomatic for a long time. Grande Medical Journal, 1(1), 63-65. Retrieved from http://journal.grandehospital.com/index.php/GMJ/article/view/14


Gossypiboma, a retained foreign body after surgery, is a rare complication. It appears years after surgery, has nonspecific symptoms, and is usually identified on imaging sequences. We present here an asymptomatic case of a 32 years old lady with a history of laparotomy done two years earlier. She was initially misdiagnosed clinically and radiologically as hydatid cyst of pelvis. During re-surgery, foreign body was detected. Postoperative period was uneventful. To prevent these types of complications, we have to follow the main principle of surgery in all procedures i.e. ensuring a proper count of surgical materials before and after surgery.