Paraspinal gossybipoma: A case report and review of the literature

Kucukyuruk B. , BİÇEROĞLU H., Abuzayed B., Ulu M., Kafadar A.

Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, vol.1, no.2, pp.102-104, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0976-3147.71725
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-104


Spinal or paraspinal retained surgical sponges (gossybipoma or textiloma) are rare incidents and mostly asymptomatic in chronic cases, but can be confused with other masses such as a hematoma, an abscess or a tumor. In chronic cases, the presentation can be as late as decades after the initial surgery; however, some gossybipomas cause infection or abscess formation in the early stages. The authors report a 40-year-old woman with a history of operation for lumbar disk herniation before 8 months, and got admitted with a complaint of serous fluid leakage from the operation wound. In this report, the authors discuss the clinical presentation, the radiologic findings and the differential diagnosis of gossybipoma.