An unusual presentation of Gossypiboma associated with secondary infertility: a case report


  • Eshwarya J. Kaur Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Military Hospital Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
  • Ganesh Saravagi Department of Radiodiagnosis, Military Hospital Pathankot, Pathankot, Punjab, India



Gossypiboma, Infertility Puerperal sepsis


Gossypibomas are a rare cause of surgical morbidity and mortality. When unrecognised in the perioperative period, they can present later with a myriad of abdominal complications. We present an unusual case of gossypiboma that was discovered as a cause of secondary infertility, misdiagnosed as a complex adnexal mass. After a definitive diagnosis was made, the removal of gossypiboma restored fertility in the patient successfully.


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