Foreign Body Granuloma After Cranial Surgery: A Systematic Review of Reported Cases

Akhaddar A., TURGUT A. T., TURGUT M.

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.120, pp.457-475, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 120
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.143
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.457-475
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND: In cranial surgery, different foreign body (FB) materials are used and may be left intentionally or unintentionally in the surgical field after closure, inducing a foreign body granuloma (FBG). This is a rare complication in neurosurgery, but it may be a diagnostic dilemma, with sometimes medicolegal implications.