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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008 Jul;32(4):692-4. doi: 10.1007/s00266-008-9174-2. Epub 2008 May 21.

Gauzoma mimicking siliconoma after breast augmentation surgery.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Gascon 450, Buenos Aires, 1181, Argentina. manuel.sarrabayrouse@hospitalitaliano.org.ar

Abstract

Gauzoma is a rare iatrogenic mass caused by the retention of gauze fibers during surgery. This intraoperative complication represents a diagnostic problem for radiologists besides being a medicolegal problem for surgeons. We present a patient in whom a retained surgical sponge after breast augmentation surgery mimicked a siliconoma and discuss imaging appearance and differential diagnosis.

PMID:
18493819
DOI:
10.1007/s00266-008-9174-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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