Paraspinal gossybipoma: A case report and review of the literature

Kucukyuruk B. , BİÇEROĞLU H., Abuzayed B., Ulu M., Kafadar A.

Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, cilt.1, sa.2, ss.102-104, 2010 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0976-3147.71725
  • Dergi Adı: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.102-104


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.