Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 6

Abdominal Textiloma: The Haunting of Surgery

Taoufik Elabbassi1,2*, Amine Bachar1, Ahmed Ballati1 and Mohamed Rachid Lefriyekh1,2

1Department of General Surgery, Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center, Casablanca, Morocco
2Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco

*Corresponding Author: Taoufik Elabbassi, Department of General Surgery, Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center and Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco.

Received: March 19, 2020; Published: May 18, 2020



 Textiloma is an iatrogenic lesion developed around a textile foreign object left behind during surgery. The more academic term is (gossypiboma), which refers to the inflammatory reaction induced by a textile object in contact with tissue, which results in the formation of an inflammatory granuloma.
Intraperitoneal localization is the most frequent and the surgical history is therefore essential for the diagnosis as the clinic is not always conclusive. Imaging often points to the textiloma in particular the CT scan, apart from other differential diagnoses can be evoked which leaves the incidental per-operative discovery possible.
We report the case of a 25 year old patient operated 4 years ago in emergency for biliary peritonitis on pycholecystic gall bladder perforation, presented chronic atypical abdominal pain, an abdominal CT scan directed towards a peritoneal hydatid cyst but the surgical exploration found surgical gauze left in place.

Keywords: Textiloma; Foreign Object; Iatrogenic; Surgery



Citation: Taoufik Elabbassi., et al. “Abdominal Textiloma: The Haunting of Surgery". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.6 (2020): 110-112.


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