Gossypiboma: A lesson to learn: Case report
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The term "gossypiboma" denotes foreign bodies retained after surgery. The most common gossypiboma is the iatrogenic surgical sponge. Usually, hysterectomy, appendectomy and cholecystectomy operations are associated with these retained sponges. They may be misdiagnosed as incisional endometriosis. We present a patient who had a caesarean section operation eleven years ago with a mass at the abdominal wall between the umbilicus and the caesarean section scar on the left paramedian region approximately 5 x 2 cm in diameter. We must keep in mind that prevention is more important for cure. As we knew that most reported cases occur in the presence of a normal pack count, we think that the surgical team must be very careful in the operation room.