An unusual cause of chronic lumbar back pain: retained surgical gauze discovered after 40 years.

@article{Rajkovi2010AnUC,
  title={An unusual cause of chronic lumbar back pain: retained surgical gauze discovered after 40 years.},
  author={Zoran Rajkovi{\'c} and Silvio Altarac and Dino Pape{\vs}},
  journal={Pain medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={1777-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Retained surgical gauze left inside the patient during a surgical procedure is called textiloma or gossypiboma. Most often found in abdominal and pelvic cavities, retained gauze can cause a variety of symptoms, including fever, palpable mass and pain. Symptoms depend on the location (and possible migration) of the retained gauze and local tissue reaction (inflammatory or aseptic). DESIGN Case report. SETTING AND PATIENTS We present a case of a patient with lumbar pain and… CONTINUE READING

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