Journal of Universal Surgery

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Extraction of Gossypiboma through Laparoscopy: A Case Report and Review of Literature

VegaPérez Alfredo Jesús, De La Cruz Rangel Sergio Joaquín, Trejo Olguín Ana Karen, Villanueva Olguín, Guadalupe Sarahi

Textiloma can be defined as anymaterial used during surgery that is forgotten in the body. This has been reported in 1 in 1,500 to 3,000 abdominal surgeries performed, with an average age of 20-50 years, highly related to surgeries that involve abdominal and thoracic cavity. The diagnosis is based on clinical examination, physical examination and medical imaging, mainly X-ray and computerized tomography (CT).