Case report of a long term cotton string granuloma mimicking intracranial tumour
A. V. Papacocea, M. T. Papacocea
Abstract: We report a rare case of an iatrogenic intracerebral inflammatory reaction to a piece of cotton left inside the
brain for 11 years. A 33 year old women was operated for an intracerebral non-traumatic hematoma. Nine years after surgery she
started to have partial and secondary generalized seizures, with an increasing frequency. She was diagnosed with an intracerebral
tumour located in the former location of the parietal hematoma, but she systematically refused a new operation. Eleven years after
the initial surgery for hematoma, she accepted removal of the presumed tumour. It was a large granuloma produced by a piece of
cotton. Keywords: foreign body, granuloma, cotton, pseudo-tumour.