A 31-year-old pericardial textiloma.

A 31-year-old pericardial textiloma. Cardiovasc J Afr. 2019 Dec 09;30:1-4 Authors: Kim DK, Hwang SK, Lee SC, Lee YJ, Jung JP, Park CR, Kim GS Abstract Gossypibomas are uncommon but important complications of surgery. This case report is of a gossypiboma found accidentally 31 years after heart surgery. A 41-year-old man had lost 5 kg in the previous three months and suffered from intermittent epigastric discomfort. A computed tomography scan incidentally revealed a well-defined mass in the right lower anterior mediastinum. Given his history of previous cardiac surgery to repair a ventricular septal defect, the possibility of gossypiboma could not be excluded. Elective excision of the mass was performed through a median sternotomy, and a 5-cm ovoid mass consisting of a thrombus and gauze was removed. The postoperative course was uneventful. The patient's clinical findings were normal, with no abnormal findings on transthoracic echocardiogram performed one year later. PMID: 31815276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc J Afr Source Type: research

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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
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