Gossypiboma: A land mine in surgical practice

Shetty, Pavanchand H and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Kudva, Annappa and Nayak, Vinod C and Kumar, Pradeep G and Krishnan, Nirmal M (2016) Gossypiboma: A land mine in surgical practice. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (5). pp. 2947-2950. ISSN 0975-8585

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Gossypiboma is a word derived from two words. In latin “gossypium” means cotton and a Kiswahili word “boma” which means a place of concealment1. The number of cases of gossypiboma reported is actually the tip of the iceberg because many of them are asymptomatic and hence it is said that the gossypiboma is more often an accidental finding than a diagnosis. Usual risk factors for the forgotten gauze is an emergency surgery, a risky surgery, a change in the procedure intraoperatively and in cases of an obese patient. The surgical procedure and the occurrence of the symptoms vary greatly in duration, that there have been reports of gossypiboma even after duration of 40 years.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gossypiboma; sponge; surgery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2016 15:08
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 15:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147370

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