CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurosci Rural Pract 2010; 01(02): 102-104
DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.71725
Case Report
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Paraspinal gossybipoma: A case report and review of the literature

Baris Kucukyuruk
Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Huseyin Biceroglu
Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Bashar Abuzayed
Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Mustafa O Ulu
1   Department of Neurosurgery, ToyotaSA State Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
Ali M Kafadar
Department of Neurosurgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
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Publication Date:
25 September 2019 (online)


Spinal or paraspinal retained surgical sponges (gossybipoma or textiloma) are rare incidents and mostly asymptomatic in chronic cases, but can be confused with other masses such as a hematoma, an abscess or a tumor. In chronic cases, the presentation can be as late as decades after the initial surgery; however, some gossybipomas cause infection or abscess formation in the early stages. The authors report a 40-year-old woman with a history of operation for lumbar disk herniation before 8 months, and got admitted with a complaint of serous fluid leakage from the operation wound. In this report, the authors discuss the clinical presentation, the radiologic findings and the differential diagnosis of gossybipoma.


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