Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 282, Issue 6, pp 707–709

Textiloma, a rare pelvic tumor

  • B. B. Dash
  • R. Mahey
  • A. Kriplani
  • N. Agarwal
  • Neerja Bhatla
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-010-1412-6

Cite this article as:
Dash, B.B., Mahey, R., Kriplani, A. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2010) 282: 707. doi:10.1007/s00404-010-1412-6

Abstract

Introduction

Foreign bodies in the abdominal cavity are extremely rare findings. Their incidence is not known exactly because of under reporting of cases and they go unrecognized at times.

Case report

We are presenting a case of retained surgical sponge removed 9 years after cesarean section. A 30-year-old female presented 9 years after cesarean section with menorrhagia and pain in abdomen. Ultrasonography revealed a pelvic mass and the patient was successfully managed by laparotomy and removal of the sponge.

Conclusion

Iatrogenic foreign bodies are avoidable complications that need careful observation during surgery. Diagnosis needs high index of suspicion in patients with previous surgery.

Keywords

Foreign bodySurgical spongeIatrogenic complication

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. B. Dash
    • 1
  • R. Mahey
    • 1
  • A. Kriplani
    • 1
  • N. Agarwal
    • 1
  • Neerja Bhatla
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia