Proceed or palliate: Surgicel® mimicking tumor recurrence and causing a small bowel obstruction

J Surg Case Rep. 2019 Jan 31;2019(1):rjz012. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz012. eCollection 2019 Jan.


Surgicel® is a commonly used hemostatic agent. We report a case of small bowel obstruction secondary to the prior placement of Surgicel® within the peritoneal cavity, and the radiological diagnosis conundrum and potential prognostic implications this finding has in a patient with a known history of malignancy.

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  • Case Reports