Published: 2019-10-23

Gossypiboma: a surgical menace

Nitin H. Shah, Aditi V. Joshi, Vaishali N. Shah


Gossypiboma is a rare yet devastating complication. It may be a sequela to any kind of surgical procedure, however intra-abdominal surgeries are commonly implicated as the cause for this entity. In chronic cases, it may even lead to severe morbidity. We report a case of gossypiboma post vaginal hysterectomy, diagnosed and treated successfully by laparoscopy.


Gossypiboma, Iatrogenic complication, Laparoscopy

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