Transmural migration of surgical sponge evacuated by defecation: Mimicking an intraperitoneal gossypiboma

Jae Woong Choi, Chang-Hee Lee, Kyeong Ah Kim, Cheol Min Park, Yong Kim Jin

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The spontaneous defecation of the surpical retained sponge is very rare. Here, we report a case of migrating surgical sponge that was retained in the colon and it was evacuated by defecation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 18



  • Colon
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Foreign bodies
  • Surgical sponge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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