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Gossypiboma complicated with paraspinal abscess and lumbar sinus: An uncommon complication of posterior lumbar spinal surgery


1 Department of Radiology, Institute of Medical Science and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Medical Science and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Orthopedic, Institute of Medical Science and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
4 Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Science and SUM Hospital, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Pradipta Tripathy,
Department of Neurosurgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Sector 8, Kalinga Nagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar 751 003, Odisha
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A 42-year-old female presented with the complaint of purulent discharging sinus over posterior lumbar area following one month of lumbar spinal surgery for prolapsed intervertebral disc. Gossypiboma complicated with paraspinal abscess and sinus track formation over posterior lumbar area was diagnosed in magnetic resonance imaging which was confirmed in re- exploration of lumbar spinal operative site.


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