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Title: Intrathoracic gossypiboma: Radiographic and CT findings
Authors: Thitiporn Suwatanapongched
S. Boonkasem
E. Sathianpitayakul
P. Leelachaikul
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2005
Citation: British Journal of Radiology. Vol.78, No.933 (2005), 851-853
Abstract: Intrathoracic gossypiboma, a retained surgical sponge in the thoracic cavity, is a rare but serious consequence following surgery. Because of its rare occurrence and non-specific clinical and radiographic presentations, the diagnosis is often missed. Herein we report a patient presenting with a chronic recurrent cough due to a retained surgical sponge in the pleural cavity. The patient has been misdiagnosed with bronchiectasis for 22 years. The characteristic spongiform appearance on CT and a history of previous thoracic surgery led to the diagnosis of a gossypiboma that was confirmed at surgery. © 2005 The British Institute of Radiology.
ISSN: 00071285
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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