Retained Surgical Gauze Presenting With Gross Hematuria: A Case Report

Babak Javanmard, Mohammad Reza Yousefi, Behrouz Fadavi, Morteza Fallah Karkan



Gossipyboma is a mass which is made around a cotton sponge or abdominal compress retained in a patient during surgery accidentally. Patients manifest with either acute or chronic symptoms due to complications. Here in we
reported an 89-year-old man case of transvesical migration of gossipyboma who presented with gross hematuria with a history of transvesical prostatectomy 6 years ago. Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy with repairing of the bladder and peritoneum. He had no complications during surgery and was subsequently discharged.

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