Indian Journal of Radiology Indian Journal of Radiology  

   Login   | Users online: 1326

Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size     

 

ABDOMINAL IMAGING Table of Contents   
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 219-221
Imaging of a retained laparotomy towel that migrated into the colon lumen


Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Umut Ozyer
Baskent Universitesi Radyoloji Bölümü, Fevzi Cakmak Cd. 10.Sk. No:45, 06490, Bahcelievler - Ankara
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.54889

Rights and Permissions

Retention of surgical instruments, most commonly small laparotomy sponges, is a known complication of surgery. Such retained instruments may remain silent or may cause a variety of complications. We report a case in which a retained laparotomy towel migrated into the colon. This is an infrequently reported complication. We were able to document the passage of the towel through the colon on plain radiographs. The USG and MRI findings are also described.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
  Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
  Reader Comments
  Email Alert *
  Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2577    
    Printed129    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded335    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal