Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Retained Surgical Sponge Misconceived as Small Bowel GIST

Soodong Kim1 and Ki-Jae Park2*

1Department of Urology, Dong-A University Hospital, Republic of Korea
2Department of Surgery, Dong-A University Hospital, Republic of Korea

*Correspondance to: Ki-Jae Park 

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Abstract

Retained surgical sponges are often misconceived as an abdominal or pelvic cavity neoplasm. We report a 56-year old woman who was presented to primary care physician complaining of mild discomfort and heaviness in lower abdomen. She had history of Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) mesh removal operation 17 years ago. The small bowel GIST was suspected on CT scan and laparotomy excision was performed. The final diagnosis was a retained surgical sponge.

Keywords:

Retained surgical sponge; GIST; TVT

Citation:

Kim S, Park K-J. Retained Surgical Sponge Misconceived as Small Bowel GIST. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3426..

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