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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47(12):2476-2480.
Published online December 1, 2004.
A Case of Intracolonic Surgical Sponge misdiagnosed as Intraperitoneal Foreign Body.
So Joung Kim, Byung Il Yun, Chang Hee Lee, Tae Ui Lee, Jeong Seok Seo, Doo Yong Chung
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, KonKook University, College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, KonKook University, College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
3Department of Surgery, KonKook University, College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
4Department of Psychiatry, KonKook University, College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
Abstract
Intraperitoneal foreign body is a rare but extremely troublesome condition. Such as forceps, rubber tubes, pieces of broken instruments can retained during surgery but most commonly foreign body is the surgical sponge. The retained foreign body produce intra-abdominal abscess, peritonitis, intestinal obstruction in the postoperative period or even after weeks, months or years and very uncommonly migrate into the bowel. We report a case of intracolonic surgical sponge misdiagnosed as retained intraperitoneal foreign body with brief review of literatures.
Key Words: Foreign body, Retained surgical sponge


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