Pathology in Practice

Paula M. Krimer Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.

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Julie M. Duval Georgia Veterinary Specialists, 455 Abernathy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328.

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  • 1.

    Frank JD, Stanley BJ. Enterocutaneous fistula in a dog secondary to an intraperitoneal gauze foreign body. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2009;45:8488.

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    Putwain S, Archer J. What is your diagnosis? Intra-abdominal mass aspirate from a spayed dog with abdominal pain. Vet Clin Pathol 2009;38:253256.

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    Deschamps JY, Roux FA. Extravesical textiloma (gossypiboma) mimicking a bladder tumor in a dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2009;45:8992.

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    Hickman DL. Liver lesion in an opossum (Didelphus virginianus). Diagnosis: incidental iatrogenic foreign body (gossypiboma). Lab Anim (NY) 2006;35:1821.

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    Miller MA, Aper RL & Fauber A, et al. Extraskeletal osteosarcoma associated with retained surgical sponge in a dog. J Vet Diagn Invest 2006;18:224228.

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    Mai W, Ledieu D & Venturini L, et al. Ultrasonographic appearance of intra-abdominal granuloma secondary to retained surgical sponge. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2001;42:157160.

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    Papazoglou LG, Patsikas MN. What is your diagnosis? Retained surgical sponge. J Small Anim Pract 2001;42:325, 363.

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    Merlo M, Lamb CR. Radiographic and ultrasonographic features of retained surgical sponge in eight dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2000;41:279283.

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    Gawande AA, Studdert DM & Orav EJ, et al. Risk factors for retained instruments and sponges after surgery. N Engl J Med 2003;348:229235.

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    Bani-Hani KE, Gharaibeh KA, Yaghan RJ. Retained surgical sponges (gossypiboma). Asian J Surg 2005;28:109115.

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    American College of Surgeons. [ST-51] Statement on the prevention of retained foreign bodies after surgery. Available at: www.facs.org/fellows_info/statements/st-51.html. Accessed Feb 19, 2009.

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    Rogers A, Jones E, Oleynikov D. Radio frequency identification (RFID) applied to surgical sponges. Surg Endosc 2007;21:12351237.

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