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A cluster of Teflon pledgets manifesting as an intrathoracic cavitary mass following lung resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20514589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Teflon pledgets are widely used for hemostasis and the reinforcement of friable tissue in surgery. However, rare but serious complications caused by the erosion of Teflon pledgets have been reported. We present an unusual case of an intrathoracic cavitary mass that was formed by the erosion of a cluster of Teflon pledgets into the lung parenchyma eight years after a lung resection.
J-I Lee; K-Y Park; C-H Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-01     Completed Date:  2010-09-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Gachon University, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Foreign-Body Reaction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Lung* / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Pneumonectomy / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Surgical Equipment*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / surgery*
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