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A Rare Cause of Chronic Cough: Intrathoracic Gossypiboma

AUTHORS

Dilber Yilmaz Durmaz 1 , * , Behice Kaniye Yilmaz 2 , Oya Yildiz 3 , Yilmaz Bas 4

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Corum Chest Diseases Hospital, Corum, Turkey

2 Department of Radiology, Corum Training and Research Hospital, Hitit University, Corum, Turkey

3 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Corum Training and Research Hospital, Hitit University, Corum, Turkey

4 Department of Pathology, Corum Training and Research Hospital, Hitit University, Corum, Turkey

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Radiology: 11 (2); 13933
Published Online: May 14, 2014
Article Type: Case Report
Received: August 2, 2013
Accepted: February 8, 2014
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Abstract

Intrathoracic gossypiboma, a retained surgical sponge in the thoracic cavity, is a rare but serious complication of thoracic surgeries. A 70-year-old man presented with an eight-month history of cough. He had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery eight years ago. The posteroanterior chest X-ray revealed a well-marginated homogeneous opacity at the left hemithorax with striped appearance in the center. Thoracic CT revealed a pleural-based mass at the left lower lobe with a hyperdense rim. After the diagnosis of gossypiboma, it was removed surgically. Although rare after thoracic surgery, gossypibomas need to be considered in the differential diagnosis in case of respiratory symptoms.

Keywords

Thoracic Surgery Cough Chronic

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