Role of CT-guided core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of a gossypiboma: case report
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- Wan, Y., Ko, S., Ng, K. et al. Abdom Imaging (2004) 29: 713. doi:10.1007/s00261-004-0172-9
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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.