Gossypiboma: a case report and review of the literature

@article{Kiernan2008GossypibomaAC,
  title={Gossypiboma: a case report and review of the literature},
  author={Frank Kiernan and Mintu Joyce and Colman K. Byrnes and Helen O’Grady and Frank Keane and Peter F. Neary},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={177},
  pages={389-391}
}
IntroductionPost-operative complications in surgery may frequently be unavoidable. However, some complications result from human error, both in the intra-operative and post-operative period. One such complication, which is frequently underreported, is the retained swab, or gossypiboma.Case reportWe report a case from our hospital of a patient who presented with unexplained pyrexia, 4 years post-gynaecological surgery in another institution. A 67-year-old woman from overseas presented to our… CONTINUE READING
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