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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-9

Imaging features of gossypiboma: report of two cases.


Department of Radiology, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India., India

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S Prasad
Department of Radiology, Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India.
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Recognition of postoperatively retained foreign body referred euphemistically as gossypiboma is essential but is very often considerably delayed. Legal implications as well as confusing configuration patterns cause considerable dilemma in the accurate diagnosis. We present computed tomographic features of gossypiboma in two patients who presented with symptoms of fever and pain in the immediate post-operative period. A prospective radiological diagnosis is essential for further management in these patients.






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