Retained Intra- Thoracic Surgical Pack Mimicking as Recurrent Aspergilloma 1775-1777
Dr. Ruquaya Mir,
Department of Oncology,
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals,
Sarita Vihar, Mathura Road,
New Delhi- 110076 , India.
Phone: 91- 11- 9312872485, 91-11-8800331762
An intrathoracic gossypiboma is a rare condition. We are reporting a case of intrathoracicgossypiboma which was misdiagnosed as a recurrent aspergilloma. In our patient, the gossypiboma manifested as a pleural- based extra pulmonary mass which had a large contact area with the pleura and it displayed an extra pulmonary location. A retained surgical swab (gossypiboma) is a rare but an important complication of an intra- thoracic surgery. The diagnosis is usually overlooked, as in our case, resulting in delay of treatment, complications and a prolonged hospitalization.