Pseudotumor associated with polytetrafluoroethylene sleeves

Esther Fernández*, Pedro López de Castro, Gustavo Tapia, Julio Astudillo

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    We report the case of a patient who was operated on in February 2001. We performed a wedge resection of the upper right lobe. The pathologic examination demonstrated a lung adenocarcinoma (pT2N0M0, R0). We used staple line reinforcement material (ePTFE) during the operation because the patient had an important emphysema. We re-operated in January 2005 because during follow-up we observed a suspicious image that suggested a tumoral relapse. Histopathological study showed extrinsic material compatible with the one used in the original resection.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)937-938
    Number of pages2
    JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2008


    • Complications of surgery
    • Emphysema
    • Glue biologic


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