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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1991|