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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2014.01248
A Gossypiboma (Textiloma) Mimicking a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: A Case Report
Oya Nermin SİVRİKOZ1, Serap KARAARSLAN1, Mehmet Hüsnü BUĞDAYCI1, Atilla ÇÖKMEZ2, Aynur SOLAK3
1Şifa Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İZMİR, TURKEY
2Şifa Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, İZMİR, TURKEY
3Şifa Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İZMİR, TURKEY

1Department of Pathology, Şifa University, Faculty of Medicine, İZMİR, TURKEY
2Department of General Surgery, Şifa University, Faculty of Medicine, İZMİR, TURKEY
3Department of Radiology, Şifa University, Faculty of Medicine, İZMİR, TURKEY

Keywords: Gossypiboma, Radiology, Histology, Gastrointestinal stromal tumor, Differential diagnosis

Gossypiboma (textiloma) is a rare but preventable complication occurring due to oblivion of the surgical material during an operation that carries important diagnostic difficulties as well as high morbidity and mortality risks. The actual incidence is unknown because of its medicolegal aspects. Our case is a 36-yeas-old female patient, who had a caesarean section two years ago in another center. Clinical examination and radiological investigations gave the impression of “gastrointestinal stromal tumor” and the surgically taken out mass was sent to our pathology department. The case was reported as a “gossypiboma”' and presented here to emphasize the diagnostic difficulties in the preoperative period, the life-threatening nature of the condition and as well as the rarity of the reported cases.

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