The purposes of our educational exhibit are to: - Recall the imaging characteristics of gossypiboma,
in order to familiarize radiologists with this condition and its main differential diagnoses; - Highlight the evaluation of clinical correlation with imaging for the correct diagnosis in order to avoid potentially serious complications related to the presence of gossypiboma. - Revise the theme in order to increase its detection and consequently reduce itsmorbimortality.
Gossypibomas can occur in different organs and locations and after various surgical procedures.
The most common locations are abdominal (56%) and pelvic (18%),
with textile material (gauzes or surgical sponges) being the most commonly found . The clinical presentation is wide ranging from asymptomatic cases to potentially fatal cases,
which gives imaging an essential role in the diagnosis aid in order to avoid unfavorable evolution of the condition.
Ultrasonography and conventional...
Findings and procedure details
All cases presented in the present study were selected from our institution’s teaching files at an University Hospital (Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof.
Fernando Figueira - IMIP) and show CT and MR images of gossypibomas and its differential diagnoses. INTRODUTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGY The first report of gossypiboma occurred in 1884 and was described by Wilson who observed the presence of an intra-abdominal textile foreign body after a laparotomy [2,4,6,11]. The setformed by a textile...
Gossypiboma involves serious medical-legal implications in addition to presenting potential risk to the patient's life.
Care should be taken to investigate patients with persistent postoperative complaints,
and it is important to identify their presence early to minimize possible complications,
facilitate treatment and improve prognosis. Always having in mind this diagnostic possibility assists in the research and identification of this condition,
the radiologist should be aware of...
Mariana Barros Falcão da Paixão Grando - Departamentof Radiology onInstituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP).
Rua dos Coelhos,
CEP 50070-550. Larissa Sobral Cavalcanti - Departamentof Radiology onInstituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP).
Rua dos Coelhos,
CEP 50070-550. Carla Cecília de Lima Serpa - Departamentof Radiology onInstituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando...
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