Intestinal obstruction caused by retained surgical sponge: two case reports

  • NA Adu-Aryee Departments of Surgery and Anaesthesia, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, PO Box 77, Accra, Ghana
  • E Asumanu
  • A Tetteh
  • E Fordjour
  • SB Naaeder

Abstract

We present two cases of intestinal obstruction from retained laparotomy packs and their management. Attention to detail in theatre procedure should reduce such occurrence.

Ghana Medical Journal Vol. 39(1) 2005: 37-38
Published
2006-07-11
Section
Articles

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