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CT appearance of a surgically retained towel (gossypiboma)

CT appearance of a surgically retained towel (gossypiboma)

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 10(2): 343-345

A case of a surgically retained towel within the peritoneal space is reported. Computed tomography demonstrated an unusual appearance not unlike that previously described for retained surgical sponges. Computed tomography of the gastrointestinal tract served as a useful adjunct to barium radiography in this case, suggesting the correct diagnosis of foreign body.

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Accession: 039436043

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PMID: 3512642

DOI: 10.1097/00004728-198603000-00038

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