Retention of surgical materials occurs after diverse surgical procedures, often times after counting of surgical materials pre and post operatively. A 45 year old female in whom a surgical sponge was left in the pelvis post hysterectomy with spontaneous transurethral partial extrusion is reported. Risk factors that could predispose to a gossypiboma and suggestions to prevent it are reported.
Ali Samba , Kareem Mumuni and Amala Chukwu Okpala
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