JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY, vol.15, pp.2101-2107, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY
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Gossypiboma, Foreign body, Retained surgical sponge, Intraluminal migration, Spleen, RETAINED SURGICAL SPONGE, SPONTANEOUS TRANSMURAL MIGRATION, INTRALUMINAL MIGRATION, OBSTRUCTION
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.