Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 489-491

Gossypiboma in the urinary bladder: Time to make new surgical guidelines

1 Department of Urosurgery, MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135280

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The actual incidence of gossypiboma is difficult to determine possibly due to reluctance to report occurrence arising from fear of legal repercussion, but retained surgical sponge is reported to occur one in every 3000-5000 abdominal operations and is most frequently discovered in abdomen. Here, we report a case of 69-year-old male patient who suffered from severe irritative voiding symptoms with abdominal wall fistula at the incision site due to accidently left surgical sponge in bladder following suprapubic cystolithotomy surgery for bladder stone at some other hospital.

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