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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2022;7(1):3426.Research Article | Open Access

Retained Surgical Sponge Misconceived as Small Bowel GIST

Soodong Kim1 and Ki-Jae Park2*

1Department of Urology, Dong-A University Hospital, Republic of Korea
2Department of Surgery, Dong-A University Hospital, Republic of Korea

*Correspondance to: Ki-Jae Park 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3426


Retained surgical sponges are often misconceived as an abdominal or pelvic cavity neoplasm. We report a 56-year old woman who was presented to primary care physician complaining of mild discomfort and heaviness in lower abdomen. She had history of Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) mesh removal operation 17 years ago. The small bowel GIST was suspected on CT scan and laparotomy excision was performed. The final diagnosis was a retained surgical sponge.


Retained surgical sponge; GIST; TVT

Cite the article

Kim S, Park K-J. Retained Surgical Sponge Misconceived as Small Bowel GIST. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3426..

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