Intra-colic textilome
Robleh Hassan, Jesus Cabrera
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;28:278. doi:10.11604/pamj..28.278.13616

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Intra-colic textilome

Robleh Hassan, Jesus Cabrera
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28:278. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.28.278.13616. Published 29 Nov 2017

The textilome or still called gossybipoma is a very rare but well known and not insignificant post-operative grave lesion in the abdominal and gynecological surgery. It is a foreign body compound of gauze or surgical drape omitted in the operation site. The difficulties of diagnosis delay generally the discovery of abdominal textilome. The clinicals symptoms are: chronic disorders of the transit in sub-occlusive or occlusive syndromes. Erect Abdominal X-ray has little contributory in the diagnosis, but the ultrasound remains more reliable. Abdominal CT Scan allows a precise topographic diagnosis; certain teams propose explorations by MRI. We report a case of intra-colic textilome (sigmoïde), presenting acute abdomen in forme of an occlusive syndrome in patient who was operated 3 years ago for uterine fibroid.

Corresponding author:
Robleh Hassan, General Surgery Department, Balbala Hospital, Djibouti

©Robleh Hassan et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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