• Ali Mansoor Shalamar Hospital Hospital, Lahore
  • Rabia Shaukat
  • Haroon Saeed Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Aamer Nadeem Chaudhary Jinnah Hospital, Lahore


Gossypiboma is a rare surgical complication associated with significant patient morbidity and even mortality. Migratory gossypiboma is a rarer subset of these cases, representing the erosion of surgical sponge into the intestine with consequent complications. A 40 years old female presented with a surgical sponge that had eroded into the caecum and subsequently moved with peristalsis up to the anal canal from which it was protruding out at the time of presentation. Proper checking before surgical closure can prevent this serious potentially life-threatening complication.Keywords: Gossypiboma; Retained surgical sponge; Intraluminal migration

Author Biographies

Ali Mansoor, Shalamar Hospital Hospital, Lahore

Senior Registrar, Radiology Department

Haroon Saeed, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore

Senior Registrar, Radiology Department

Aamer Nadeem Chaudhary, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore

Professor and Head of Radiology Department


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