A case of surgical instrument left in the abdomen and taken out of the transverse colon

Bostan H., Karakaya M. A., Demir M., Cagdir A. S., HANCI V.

HIPPOKRATIA, vol.18, no.1, pp.77-79, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: HIPPOKRATIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-79
  • Keywords: Surgical instrument, taken out, transverse colon, GOSSYPIBOMA, MIGRATION, TUMOR
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Foreign bodies cause an aseptic reaction that does not have specific symptoms and may also result in peritonitis, acute abdominal pain, an intraperitoneal abscess, or intestinal obstruction or perforation. We present a case of a surgical instrument left in the abdomen that passed into the transverse colon via migration after a surgery.