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Gil-Romea I, Valcarreres-Rivera MP, Palacios-Gasos P, Lamata-Delaorden L, Quintana-Martínez J, Moreno-Mirallas MJ
Postoperative intra-abdominal foreign body resemblance to neoplasm. report of a case and review of the bibliography
Cir Cir 2013; 81 (2)

Language: Español
References: 24
Page: 148-152
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Introduction: Gossypibomas or textilomas are materials remain in the abdomen after surgery. It is very difficult to assess its impact due to medico-legal implications, hence the interest in the publication of this type of pathology.
Clinical case: Women of 76 years who had undergone a hysterectomy more double anexectomy 6 months before admission to our hospital, apparently without perioperative complications. When she was assessed in our hospital had a clinical picture simulating a malignancy. In our case, the patient had signs and symptoms of advanced intra-abdominal malignancy, such as anemia of chronic, significant weight loss and palpable abdominal mass. The diagnostic procedure combined computed tomography and colonoscopy, aiming to cause the signs of intra-abdominal gossypiboma. The patient was operated 3 bowel resections pointing to extract the foreign body, with satisfactory postoperative and remaining asymptomatic till date.
Conclusion: Intra-abdominal gossypibomas are exceptional, although the diagnosis is made through imaging and, if suspected GI neoplasm, endoscopic studies. The primary differential diagnosis must be made with intra-abdominal malignancies.

Key words: Intra-abdominal textiloma, gossypiboma.


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