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Ortiz-Mendoza CM
Textiloma inguinal después de safenectomía simulador de neoplasia
Cir Cir 2010; 78 (3)

Language: Español
References: 14
Page: 269-271
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Background: Textilomas may mimic a malignant neoplasm and may occur in rare locations.
Clinical case: A 73-year-old female presented a groin tumor of 3 years duration after saphenectomy. Physical exam of the right groin area demonstrated an 8-cm oval tumor below the inguinal ligament and above the femoral vessels. An ultrasound and a CT scan showed a mixed cyst. During surgical exploration of the groin, an 8-cm tumor fixed to the femoral vein was extirpated en bloc. Histopathological results reported a textiloma. The patient had an uneventful postoperative evolution.
Conclusions: Textilomas may mimic a neoplasm, but their occurrence in the groin is exceptional.

Key words: Saphenectomy, textiloma.


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