Gossypibomas mimicking echinococcal cyst disease of the lung

A. M. Patel, V. F. Trastek, D. T. Coles

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Gossypibomas, masses of retained cotton materials, may produce a variety of postoperative complications. This case report of hemoptysis of 18 months' duration and cavitating chest masses in a 62-year-old man with previous cardiac operations illustrates several salient features about the presentation, differential diagnosis, and management of gossypibomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-285
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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