Imaging and clinical findings of a gossypiboma migrated into the stomach

Erbay G., Koc Z., Caliskan K., Araz F., Ulusan S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.23, no.1, pp.54-57, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4318/tjg.2012.0309
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-57
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


In the presented case, the radiologic, endoscopic and surgical findings of a gossypiboma that migrated into the stomach are presented. A 63-year-old woman presented with epigastric pain, and her clinical and laboratory findings were compatible with pancreatitis. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a foreign body at the greater curvature of the stomach. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass consistent with a gossypiboma that had migrated into the stomach transmurally. This is a first case of a gossypiboma diagnosed endoscopically.