Gossypiboma of the Neck Mimicking an Isolated Neck Recurrence

Title
Gossypiboma of the Neck Mimicking an Isolated Neck Recurrence
Authors
김영모; 임재열
Keywords
Gossypiboma, Surgical sponge, Neck surgery
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
Series/Report no.
CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY ; Vol.6 no.4 Startpage 269 Endpage 271
Abstract
reA gossypiboma (also called textiloma or retained surgical sponge) of the neck is rarely reported compared to intraabdominal or intrathoracic gossypibomas and also can be misdiagnosed as metastatic lymph nodes. A patient was referred to our clinic for a supraclavicular neck mass 6 months after thyroidectomy and neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma in another hospital. It was initially considered an isolated neck recurrence, but it was finally diagnosed as gossypiboma by a pathological examination of the surgically-excised specimen. Characteristic findings of computed tomography or positron emission tomography/computed tomography might be helpful to differentiate the gossypiboma from malignant neck mass or other inflammatory conditions. It is essential for clinicians to be aware of this disease entity in differential diagnosis of neck recurrence because a gossypiboma in the neck can be misinterpreted as a malignancy to induce unwarranted radical surgery.
URI
http://dx.doi.org/10.3342/ceo.2013.6.4.269
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/31690
ISSN
1976-8710
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Medical School/College of Medicine (의학전문대학원/의과대학) > Medical Science (의학) > Journal Papers, Reports(의학 논문, 보고서)

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