Retained surgical sponges: CT and US appearance.

  title={Retained surgical sponges: CT and US appearance.},
  author={T. Kokubo and Y. Itai and K. Ohtomo and K. Yoshikawa and M. Iio and Y. Atomi},
  volume={165 2},
The computed tomographic (CT) and ultrasonographic (US) appearances of retained surgical sponges are described. In each case, the presence of a sponge was confirmed at repeat operation. CT examinations were performed in nine patients. In six cases, a low-density mass was demonstrated; in two cases, a complex mass with areas of both low and medium density was seen. The remaining case was a high-density mass. After intravenous administration of contrast material, dense and prolonged enhancement… Expand
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