ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Textiloma diagnosed by transthoracic fine needle biopsy: a case report
Cemil Deniz Yorgancılar, Sedat Demircan
Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Textiloma is a rare complication of thoracic surgery. A 41- year-old male underwent surgery for bullous disease. A follow- up chest radiograph showed a mass lesion in the lower zone of the left hemithorax. Computed tomography-guided transthoracic biopsy was performed and the histopathological result was reported as suture material. The foreign body was removed with thoracotomy.
Keywords : Foreign bodies; medical errors; postoperative complications; surgical sponges
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