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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-38

Bladder stones secondary to migratory gauze strand postcesarean delivery: A case report and literature review


1 Department of Family Medicine, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua; Department of Family Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
2 Department of Family Medicine, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Nigeria

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Tijani Idris Ahmad Oseni
Department of Family Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/njgp.njgp_6_22

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Gauze is commonly used in surgery. Sometimes strands of gauze are left in situ during surgery. These gauze strands could cause problems later. We report a case of bladder stones secondary to migratory gauze strand postcesarean section. We present a 62-year-old widow who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms of 13-year duration following a cesarean section 15 years before presentation. She had a radiologic diagnosis of multiple bladder stones which on surgical removal, a gauze strand was found to be the nidus for stone formation. A migratory gauze strand from surgery done 15 years before presentation served as a nidus for bladder stone formation in a 62-year-old patient. Surgeons should be careful during pelvic surgeries/procedures not to leave behind foreign bodies like gauze strands that could migrate and cause bladder stones and its attendant sequelae.


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