Taoufik Elabbassi1,2*, Amine Bachar1, Ahmed Ballati1 and Mohamed Rachid Lefriyekh1,2
1Department of General Surgery, Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center, Casablanca,
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.
Copyright: © 2020 Taoufik Elabbassi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.