Introduction :A retained surgical gauzes in the abdomen is rare , underreported in the medical literature ,and
have catastrophic implications for patients , healthcare professionals and medical care providers .
Case presentation :A young female patient presented with abdominal swelling and pain .She has history of a
caesarian section before two months . Her radiologic investigations showed a radio-opaque marker and left
intraabdominal mass . Laparotomy done and a foriegn body removed .
Conclusion :Although rare condition a gossypiboma is a complication of surgical procedure that can be prevented
and modify its medico-forensic consequences .


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