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, vol.19, no.2, pp.181-183, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000072126
  • Title of Journal : CHIRURGISCHE GASTROENTEROLOGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-183

Abstract

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.