Gossypiboma

A land mine in surgical practice

H. Pavanchand Shetty, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, Annappa Kudva, Vinod C. Nayak, G. Pradeep Kumar, M. Nirmal Krishnan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Gossypiboma is a word derived from two words. In latin "gossypium" means cotton and a Kiswahili word "boma" which means a place of concealment1. The number of cases of gossypiboma reported is actually the tip of the iceberg because many of them are asymptomatic and hence it is said that the gossypiboma is more often an accidental finding than a diagnosis. Usual risk factors for the forgotten gauze is an emergency surgery, a risky surgery, a change in the procedure intraoperatively and in cases of an obese patient. The surgical procedure and the occurrence of the symptoms vary greatly in duration, that there have been reports of gossypiboma even after duration of 40 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2947-2950
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

Fingerprint

Foreign Bodies
Surgery
Cotton
Gossypium
Emergencies

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

Cite this

@article{c3ccce52596a42d2bb9e5c15deb577b8,
title = "Gossypiboma: A land mine in surgical practice",
abstract = "Gossypiboma is a word derived from two words. In latin {"}gossypium{"} means cotton and a Kiswahili word {"}boma{"} which means a place of concealment1. The number of cases of gossypiboma reported is actually the tip of the iceberg because many of them are asymptomatic and hence it is said that the gossypiboma is more often an accidental finding than a diagnosis. Usual risk factors for the forgotten gauze is an emergency surgery, a risky surgery, a change in the procedure intraoperatively and in cases of an obese patient. The surgical procedure and the occurrence of the symptoms vary greatly in duration, that there have been reports of gossypiboma even after duration of 40 years.",
author = "{Pavanchand Shetty}, H. and Bakkannavar, {Shankar M.} and Annappa Kudva and Nayak, {Vinod C.} and {Pradeep Kumar}, G. and {Nirmal Krishnan}, M.",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "2947--2950",
journal = "Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences",
issn = "0975-8585",
publisher = "RJPBCS",
number = "5",

}

Pavanchand Shetty, H, Bakkannavar, SM, Kudva, A, Nayak, VC, Pradeep Kumar, G & Nirmal Krishnan, M 2016, 'Gossypiboma: A land mine in surgical practice', Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 2947-2950.

Gossypiboma : A land mine in surgical practice. / Pavanchand Shetty, H.; Bakkannavar, Shankar M.; Kudva, Annappa; Nayak, Vinod C.; Pradeep Kumar, G.; Nirmal Krishnan, M.

In: Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 5, 01.09.2016, p. 2947-2950.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Gossypiboma

T2 - A land mine in surgical practice

AU - Pavanchand Shetty, H.

AU - Bakkannavar, Shankar M.

AU - Kudva, Annappa

AU - Nayak, Vinod C.

AU - Pradeep Kumar, G.

AU - Nirmal Krishnan, M.

PY - 2016/9/1

Y1 - 2016/9/1

N2 - Gossypiboma is a word derived from two words. In latin "gossypium" means cotton and a Kiswahili word "boma" which means a place of concealment1. The number of cases of gossypiboma reported is actually the tip of the iceberg because many of them are asymptomatic and hence it is said that the gossypiboma is more often an accidental finding than a diagnosis. Usual risk factors for the forgotten gauze is an emergency surgery, a risky surgery, a change in the procedure intraoperatively and in cases of an obese patient. The surgical procedure and the occurrence of the symptoms vary greatly in duration, that there have been reports of gossypiboma even after duration of 40 years.

AB - Gossypiboma is a word derived from two words. In latin "gossypium" means cotton and a Kiswahili word "boma" which means a place of concealment1. The number of cases of gossypiboma reported is actually the tip of the iceberg because many of them are asymptomatic and hence it is said that the gossypiboma is more often an accidental finding than a diagnosis. Usual risk factors for the forgotten gauze is an emergency surgery, a risky surgery, a change in the procedure intraoperatively and in cases of an obese patient. The surgical procedure and the occurrence of the symptoms vary greatly in duration, that there have been reports of gossypiboma even after duration of 40 years.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84987749839&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84987749839&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 7

SP - 2947

EP - 2950

JO - Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

JF - Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

SN - 0975-8585

IS - 5

ER -