Author(s): Mboti B, Gebhart M, Larsimont D, Abdelkafi K
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Abstract Textiloma is defined as a tumor composed of cotton matrix surrounded by granulomatous reaction. It occurs following operations in which surgical sponges were inadvertently left behind. We describe a case of a 59-year-old man presenting with a pathologic fracture of the proximal left femur. The results of the biopsy, unlike diagnoses suggested by radiographs, CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a textiloma of 23 years of evolution. Because of major bone loss, resection of the involved bone was performed followed by ipsilateral fibular bone graft.
This article was published in Acta Orthop Belg
and referenced in Journal of Spine