Postoperative Textiloma Mimicking Intracranial Rebleeding In a 46-year-old Female with Spontaneous Hemorrhage

Case reports in Neurology
24 Feb, 2020 ,

During a craniotomy, hemostatic materials such as oxidized cellulose and cotton pads, commonly used to control bleeding, may cause a granulomatous reaction that may produce space-occupying mass lesions termed textiloma (or gossypiboma). Nicola Montemurro et al presents the case of a 46-year-old female who underwent a right frontotemporal craniotomy and surgical removal of an intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage. The patient developed a textiloma during the postoperative period that led to seizures.