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Suture granuloma simulating lung neoplasm occurring after segmentectomy.
  1. G Fink,
  2. P Herskovitz,
  3. M Nili,
  4. H Hadar,
  5. A Rothem,
  6. S A Spitzer
  1. Institute of Pulmonary Medicine, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.


    A suture granuloma was resected which developed after segmentectomy of a squamous cell carcinoma of the lung and radiologically mimicked a neoplasm. This report emphasises that although the appearance of the lesion may be typical for malignancy, the possibility of a benign suture granuloma should be considered, especially if the lesion appears shortly after surgery.

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