Paracardiac Gossypiboma (Textiloma) in 2 Patients


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

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.42, no.3, pp.259-261, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.14503/thij-13-3767
  • Title of Journal : TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-261

Abstract

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.