Suture and stapler granulomas: a word of caution


Yuksel M., Akgul A. G. , Evman S., Batirel H. F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY, vol.31, no.3, pp.563-565, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2006.11.056
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-565

Abstract

Newly detected lung nodules during the postoperative follow-up course of a patient who has underwent pulmonary resection, is frequently a diagnostic dilemma. It is crucial to determine if the tumor is a recurrent tumor, a second primary tumor or a benign lesion. Currently, positron emission tomography seems to have replaced most of the invasive diagnostic interventions. In this study, three cases with false-positive nodules interpreted as recurrent malignancy on PET scans are presented. They were eventually found out to be foreign body hyper-reaction granulomas. (c) 2007 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.