Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Therapeutics

ISSN: 2643-5780

Clinical Image | Volume 5 | Issue 1 | DOI: 10.36959/582/436 Open Access

Paracardiac Gossypiboma after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery

Cihan Özgür, MD and Fethi Emre Ustabaşıoğlu, MD

  • Cihan Özgür 1*
  • Fethi Emre Ustabaşıoğlu 1
  • Department of Radiology, Trakya Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Turkey

Özgür C, Ustabaşıoğlu FE (2021) Paracardiac Gossypiboma after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. J Cardiothorac Surg Ther 5(1):103-104

Accepted: October 29, 2021 | Published Online: October 31, 2021

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 [1]. In the present case, the presence of radiopaque marker and history of surgery were the findings leading to the diagnosis.

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