Paracardiac Gossypiboma (Textiloma) in 2 Patients


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Mavioglu L., Ertan C., Mungan U., Ozatik M. A.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.42, ss.259-261, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14503/thij-13-3767
  • Dergi Adı: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.259-261

Özet

Gossypiboma, also called textiloma, results when a cotton matrix such as a gauze pad or surgical sponge is left in a body cavity after surgery. The diagnosis of gossypiboma can be challenging. In symptomatic patients, operative removal of the pad or sponge is recommended; however, the decision to operate might be less immediately clear in asymptomatic patients. We report the cases of 2 patients in whom we diagnosed paracardiac gossypiboma. In addition, we briefly review other cases and discuss the treatment of asymptomatic patients.