Pulmonary granuloma possibly caused by staples after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

@article{Tomita2003PulmonaryGP,
  title={Pulmonary granuloma possibly caused by staples after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.},
  author={Masaki Tomita and Yasunori Matsuzaki and Masao Edagawa and Tetsuya M. Shimizu and Masaki Hara and Toshio Onitsuka},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={123-5}
}
A 74-year-old man, with a history of colon cancer resection and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) resection of pulmonary metastases, was found to have a left pulmonary nodule near the previous staple-line. The size of this nodule increased during follow-up. Because of this clinical course, this nodule was considered to be a tumor recurrence at the staple-line, and pulmonary re-resection was performed. The pathologic diagnosis of this nodule was foreign body granuloma (FBG) possibly… CONTINUE READING