Gossypiboma

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Surgical swabs or sponges left behind in the body. Alson known as textiloma and cottonoid.

ΕΤΥΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ

The first half is from Latin Gossypium" meaning cotton. The second half is of less certain origin with some believing it is also Latin, deriving from oma meaning swelling or, more fancifully, from Swahili boma meaning enclosed or place of concealment.