Intraluminal migration of retained surgical sponge without sign of peritonitis - Report of a case

Turan M., Kibar Y., Karadayi K., Kilicarslan H., Sen M.

CHIRURGISCHE GASTROENTEROLOGIE, cilt.19, sa.2, ss.181-183, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000072126
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.181-183


Transmural migration of a sponge without symptoms of peritonitis is very rare. We report a case of a retained surgical sponge in the abdominal cavity, which caused intestinal obstruction 1 month after right nephrectomy and appendectomy due to completely intraluminal migration with spontaneous closure of intestinal wall where the foreign body penetrated.