Gossypibomas Mimicking a Splenic Hydatid Cyst and Ileal Tumor A Case Report and Literature Review

Akbulut S., Arikanoglu Z., Yagmur Y., Basbug M.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY, vol.15, no.11, pp.2101-2107, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11605-011-1592-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2101-2107
  • Keywords: Gossypiboma, Foreign body, Retained surgical sponge, Intraluminal migration, Spleen, RETAINED SURGICAL SPONGE, SPONTANEOUS TRANSMURAL MIGRATION, INTRALUMINAL MIGRATION, OBSTRUCTION
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


Gossypiboma is a term used to describe a retained surgical swab in the body after a surgical procedure. Gossypiboma is a rare surgical complication, but can cause significant morbidity and mortality. It may be a diagnostic dilemma with associated medico-legal implications, and is usually discovered during the first few days after surgery; however, it may remain undetected for many years.