Mr and ct imaging of paraspinal textiloma (Gossypiboma)

Johan W. Johan, Paul M. Parizel, Dirk Perdieus, Patrick Hermans, Jacques de Moor

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This report describes two cases of textiloma (gossypiboma, foreign body granuloma). These so-called “cottonoids” (Codman, U.S.A.) were inad-vertently left behind in the operation wound following spinal surgery for an intervertebral disk herniation. Both textilomas were located paraspinally. These relatively uncommon lesions should be differentiated from paraspinal tumors, as well as from other postoperative complications, such as scar for-mation. Although plain radiography generally gives a characteristic image due to a marking filament, the CT and especially MR findings are less well known.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1000-1003
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


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