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1- Fellowship of Gyneco-oncology, Department of Gynecology Oncology, Imam Hossein Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Professor of Gyneco-oncology, Department of Gynecology Oncology, Imam Hossein Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , drmarab@sbmu.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Fellowship of Laparoscopy, Tehran, Iran
5- Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shohada-ye Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (34 Views)
Background: A variety of presentations may be manifested by retained sponge, including intestinal obstruction, intestinal fistula, malabsorption syndrome and chronic pain from adhesions; in some cases, it may have an asymptomatic clinical course.
Case report: In a 41-year-old female, gravida 4 para 4, with a history of laparotomy performed for an ovarian adenocarcinoma three years prior to her referral, a gossypiboma was incidentally detected on follow up imaging. The gossypiboma was safely excised by a midline laparotomy.
Conclusion: Asymptomatic gossypiboma should be considered in patients presenting with a mass, who have undergone laparotomy in the past.
     
Systematic Review: Case Report | Subject: Gynecology Oncology
Received: 2021/01/5 | Accepted: 2021/01/9

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