Unusual complication following a Myomectomy: Colic migration
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Surgical sponges are the most common retained foreign bodies following surgery. They are known as textiloma or gossypiboma and occur with various surgical procedures including abdominal surgery. Textiloma results in an inflammatory reaction that becomes an encapsulated fibroblastic granuloma. The clinical consequences are unpredictable and potentially disastrous. Enteric migration of abdominal textiloma is a rare complication that brings about considerable morbidity.We report a case of intracolic migration of an abdominal swab mistakenly left behind after myomectomy that resulted in death. The diagnosis difficulties and the importance of prevention are highlighted...

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