Luis Alejandro Weber Sánchez,1 Pablo Weber Alvarez2
Background and objectives: Inadvertent retention of surgical material is an error with potentially serious repercussions for the patient and a cause of legal conflicts. It requires high suspicion; the variety of presentations and long period of latency can easily mislead the diagnosis. The purpose of this paper is to report two cases of textiloma (surgical towels) found incidentally resolved by laparoscopy.
Methods: We report two cases in which incidentally textilomas were found and removed by laparoscopy.
Conclusion: The laparoscopic approach enables safe removal of a foreign body in the peritoneal cavity.
textiloma, surgery, laparoscopy, incidentaloma, gossypiboma