The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of stitch granulomas following paediatric herniotomy

Hagith Nagar, Ada Kessler, Moshe Graif

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Abstract

Objective. To study the role of US in the diagnosis of stitch granulomas following paediatric herniotomy. Materials and methods. A retrospective 10-year study of herniotomies performed by a paediatric surgical service. Results. Twenty children developed stitch granulomas following herniotomy. In all cases, silk sutures had been used in the repair. Masses appeared 1-10 years following surgery and were demonstrated by preoperative US in 17 patients, by CT alone in 1 patient and by both CT and US in 2 patients. Conclusions. US is an accurate and cost-effective method for evaluating stitch granulomas following herniotomy in children. The procedure is also valuable in marking the position of these foreign bodies prior to removal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-806
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes

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