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Table 2 Indications of the initial operations of patients with gossypiboma

From: Incidence, root cause, and outcomes of unintentionally retained intraabdominal surgical sponges: a retrospective case series from two hospitals in Togo

  Indications (n)
Hysterectomy (5) Uterine myomas (3), uterine perforation (2)
Myomectomy (4) Primary infertility (3)
Caesarean section (2) Foetal distress (2)
Intestinal resection (1) Acute intestinal obstruction
Left colectomy (1) Cancerous colic obstruction (1)
Mac Vay repair (1) Femoral hernia (1)
Splenectomy (1) Blunt abdominal trauma (1)