Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 713–715

Role of CT-guided core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of a gossypiboma: case report

  • Y. L. Wan
  • S. F. Ko
  • K. K. Ng
  • Y. C. Cheung
  • K. W. Lui
  • H. F. Wong
Original article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-004-0172-9

Cite this article as:
Wan, Y., Ko, S., Ng, K. et al. Abdom Imaging (2004) 29: 713. doi:10.1007/s00261-004-0172-9

Abstract

A 66-year-old woman with previous hysterectomy had dysuria and vaginal spotting for 1 month. Computed tomography showed a heterogeneous presacral mass with eccentric calcification. Biopsies of the bladder and vagina and transrectal biopsy of the pelvic mass yielded only inflammation. T2-weighted magnetic resonance images revealed a heterogeneous mass with wavy hypointensities. Computed tomographically guided biopsy targeting at the calcified area disclosed thread-like materials, thus confirming the diagnosis of gossypiboma.

Foreign bodies Gossypiboma Magnetic resonance imaging Computed tomographically guided biopsy 

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. L. Wan
    • 1
  • S. F. Ko
    • 2
  • K. K. Ng
    • 1
  • Y. C. Cheung
    • 1
  • K. W. Lui
    • 1
  • H. F. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyChang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, School of Medicine, Chang Gung UniversityRepublic of China
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyChang Gung Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung, School of Medicine, Chang Gung UniversityRepublic of China

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