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Small Bowel Obstruction and Enterocolic Fistula from a Gossypiboma after Caesarean Section

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.217
Pages: 
539–40

INTRODUCTION

Gossypiboma is derived from two Latin and Swahili words including gossypium (cotton) and boma [place of concealment] (1). It is a kind of retained foreign body (RFB) following surgery (2). It  causes  two  types  of  reaction including  exudative  inflammatory  reaction  and aseptic  fibrotic  reaction. The  first type  causes  reaction  to  the  material  of  sponge  and presents as  a  mass  in  the  body. The second  forms  an  abscess  and  results  in  early  diagnosis  leading to surgical  removal (3).

Accepted: 
20 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014
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