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Table 3 Reported cases of transmural migration of gossypiboma into the gastrointestinal organs according to the initial procedures: review of the selected literature (2000–2013)

From: Intractable duodenal ulcer caused by transmural migration of gossypiboma into the duodenum - a case report and literature review

Initial procedures No. of patients References
Cholecystectomy 15 [2, 7, 8, 12, 14, 19, 27, 29, 30, 3639, 43, 47]
Caesarian section 9 [1, 13, 17, 3234, 40, 48, 50]
Hysterectomy 7 [11, 16, 18, 20, 26, 42, 45]
Laparotomy 5 [4, 15, 20, 44, 49]
Appendectomy 3 [10, 35, 46]
Splenectomy 1 [12]
Distal Gastrectomy 1 [9]
Hemicolectomy 1 [6]
Cystectomy + Myomectomy 1 [41]
Hydatid cyst 1 [5]
Nephrectomy 1 [28]
Anterior resection 1 [28]