Stoeckel1 reports the removal from the bladder of a gauze sponge that had wandered there after a Dührssen operation. He had another case of sponge in the bladder following an abdominal operation. He states that Kermauner is the only on who has made a diagnosis before operation of gauze sponge in the bladder. In my case, the history of which follows, the diagnosis was made before operation.
—A woman 43 years old had a Dührssen interposition operation for prolapse in the summer of 1911. Immediately after the operation there was much wound discharge of a seropurulent nature, and the patient ran a temperature of 100 to 101 F. for eight or ten days. Shortly after leaving the hospital she began to have bladder discomfort, which gradually increased. At the end of five months, when this discomfort was extreme, I performed a cystoscopy and found that the portion of the bladder in
Furniss HD. ONE GAUZE SPONGE REMOVED FROM BLADDER ANOTHER FROM THE VAGINA, MONTHS AFTER A DUEHRSSEN OPERATION FOR PROLAPSE. JAMA. 1913;60(24):1879. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340240039017
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