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