CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian J Neurosurg 2023; 18(01): 210-212
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1763529
Case Report

Paraspinal Gossypiboma (Textiloma) Mimicking a Soft Tissue Tumor

1   Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosciences Centre, Kolkata, India
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Paraspinal textilomas are dreaded complications of spinal surgery and rarely reported in view of the medico-legal problems they may create. As many of them are asymptomatic and most are unreported, their true incidence is unknown. They must be kept in mind when re-operating for any mass lesion seen on magnetic resonance imaging in the vicinity of a previously operated spine. We present the case of a 40-year-old man found to have a textiloma as a result of a previous surgery, describe his imaging and histological findings, discuss the causes that might lead to the same, and enumerate preventive strategies to avoid such a complication.

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The patient has consented to allow the use of his radiological and intraoperative images for publication.

Publication History

Article published online:
31 March 2023

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