A Rare Cause of Chronic Cough: Intrathoracic Gossypiboma

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

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

How to Cite: Yilmaz Durmaz D, Kaniye Yilmaz B, Yildiz O, Bas Y. A Rare Cause of Chronic Cough: Intrathoracic Gossypiboma, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 11(2):13933. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.13933.

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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.

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