Paracardiac Gossypiboma after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery
A 54-year-old male patient underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery. No complications occurred after the surgery. Control posteroanterior thorax X-ray showed a mass lesion with radiopaque linear densities superposed with the left ventricle. A mass lesion containing linear metallic densities was seen adjacent to the left ventricular free wall in the thorax computed tomography images (Figure 1). The appearance was consistent with a retained surgical sponge.
Intrathoracic gossypiboma is a rare entity. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Radiological findings vary according to location, chronicity, foreign body reaction, and presence of the radiopaque marker . In the present case, the presence of radiopaque marker and history of surgery were the findings leading to the diagnosis.
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Cihan Özgür, MD, Department of Radiology, Trakya Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Merkez/Edirne 22030, Turkey, Tel: +90-5384514200, Fax: +90-2842353451.
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