Gossypiboma in Thigh- A Case Report

 

What to Learn from this Article?

Presentation and Prevention of Gossypibiomas.


Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 3 | JOCR July-Sep 2014 | Page 22-24 | Arora RK, Singh Johal KS. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.188


Authors: Arora RK[1], Singh Johal KS[1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute Medical Sciences & Research, Vallah, Sri Amritsar,
Punjab-143 006, India.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. RK Arora, 36, Anand avenue, Maqbool Road, Amritsar, Punjab-143 001, India. Email: ramarora1949@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: The word Gossypiboma has been used for a retained surgical sponge/swab and is derived from gossypium(latin:cotton) and boma(Swahili-place of concealment).Other synonyms for this entity are textiloma, retained textile foreign body(RTFB)”/muslinoma . It is rare in muskulo- skeletal surgery.

Case Report: An eighteen year old boy was operated upon for failed plating of right femur. He had a globular swelling in mid thigh. There were no discharging sinuses, no signs /symptoms of infection. While operating on him to remove the failed implant and fix the fracture,while following standard procedures, we found a full size sponge embedded in the fracture site.

Conclusion: In all cases presenting with an incidental mass with/without sinus, Gossypiboma be kept in the differential diagnosis. Awareness of the condition is a must to diagnose such a rare condition.While operating one  should make sure that no sponge is left inside-which can have serious medicolegal consequences.

Keywords:  textiloma ; gossypiboma ; osteoarticular surgery ;femur ; retained sponges.


How to Cite This Article: Arora RK, Singh Johal KS. Gossypiboma in Thigh- A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 July-Sep;4(3):22-24. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/07/11/2250-0685-188-abstract/

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