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Bowel Obstruction Due to Gossypiboma (Retained Surgical Cotton Sponge)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for a possible retained surgical sponge or towel (gossypiboma).

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

complications, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

K91.3, K91.8

Description:

A retained surgical sponge or towel can be the cause of postoperative bowel obstruction.

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