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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 276-278
Case Series: Pericardial gossypibomas detected after cardiovascular surgery: Imaging findings


1 Department of Radiology, Selcuk University, Selcuklu Faculty of Medicine, Alaeddin Keykubat Campus, Selcuklu, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of Chest Diseases, Selcuk University, Selcuklu Faculty of Medicine, Alaeddin Keykubat Campus, Selcuklu, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Cengiz Erol
Selcuk University, Selcuklu Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Alaeddin Keykubat Campus, Konya - 42250
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.111479

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We present the chest radiograph, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of three pericardial gossypibomas, which are rarely reported and an exceptional complication of cardiovascular surgery. The diagnosis is usually possible with surgical history, high clinical suspicion, and awareness of variable imaging findings. Usage of sponges with radiopaque markers facilitates early detection by chest radiographs and CT. In case of radiolucent gossypibomas, specific MRI features help to differentiate this pathology from other masses and diffusion-weighted images can be used to distinguish it from an abscess.


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