An intra-abdominal foreign body presenting as a colonic tumor: Review of literature and report of a case

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Abstract

A case is reported in which a patient seemed to show the clinical picture of a colonic tumor, but was found to have a retained laparotomy pad from an exploratory operation which had been performed nine years earlier. This case of an intra-abdominal foreign body demonstrated many interesting and instructive clinical, radiologic, and surgical features with approaches to the diagnosis and management of this condition.

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