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BMC Res Notes. 2015 Aug 30;8:390. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1315-5.

Textiloma (gossypiboma) mimicking recurrent intracranial abscess.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, Adiyaman University Education and Research Hospital, 02200, Adiyaman, Turkey. aykut1953@yahoo.com.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, Adiyaman University Education and Research Hospital, 02200, Adiyaman, Turkey. necati_ucler@yahoo.com.
3
Department of Neurosurgery, Adiyaman University Education and Research Hospital, 02200, Adiyaman, Turkey. drcengizozdemir@yahoo.com.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Cranial-retained surgical sponges (gossypiboma or textiloma) are rare incidents and mostly asymptomatic. However, they can be confused with other masses such as a hematoma abscess or tumor. During early stages, some gossypibomas can cause infection or abscess formation.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A 22-year-old Turkish female who had frontal lobe brain surgery to remove an abscess 2 months previously was admitted with complaints of headache and vomiting.

CONCLUSION:

Gossypiboma was confirmed in the patient. Following cranial surgery, gossypiboma should be considered as a differential diagnosis of recurrence of previous surgical operations.

PMID:
26318152
PMCID:
PMC4553210
DOI:
10.1186/s13104-015-1315-5
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