Obstructive jaundice due to a textiloma mimicking a common bile duct stone

Cimsit B., Keskin M., Ozden I., Alper A.

JOURNAL OF HEPATO-BILIARY-PANCREATIC SURGERY, cilt.13, ss.172-173, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00534-005-1022-z
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.172-173


A foreign body is a rare cause of obstructive jaundice. We report a 19-year-old woman with jaundice caused by a surgical gauze in the common bile duct (CBD). Four yours earlier, she had undergone a cholecystectomy and drainage for hydatid disease of the liver. Her postoperative course was complicated by a biliary fistula that healed after 50 days. She now presented with obstructive jaundice of 2 weeks' duration. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) showed a signal-void mass, consistent with a CBD stone. Surgical exploration of the CBD revealed a surgical gauze as the cause of the obstruction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a surgical gauze obstructing the CBD requiring surgical removal.