Transmural Migration of a Retained Sponge Through the Rectum: A Case Report

Ozkan O. V. , BAS G., Akcakaya A. , ŞAHİN M.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.28, sa.1, ss.94-95, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5174/tutfd.2009.01784.1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.94-95


Retained surgical sponge in the abdomen following abdominal and pelvic surgery is an uncommon condition. Here we present a case of retained surgical sponge with unusual presenting symptoms. A 27-year old female patient presented to our department with a foreign body localized in the anal region. She had a past history of a myomectomy 1 year earlier. Clinical examination and radiographic workout revealaed a sponge migrating towards the rectum. The sponge was removed under visual guidance of rectoscopy without laparotomy. The patient was discharged without complications.