Suture granuloma: an unusual cause of an enhancing ring lesion in the postoperative brain

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1982 Aug;6(4):815-7.


Ring lesions are not infrequently noted at the operative site of intracranial tumors at varying intervals of time after surgery. We present a suture granuloma as an unusual cause of such a lesion. Two guidelines that help in the diagnosis and management of these lesions are discussed with emphasis on the value of the precontrast scan.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Diseases / etiology
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Granuloma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Granuloma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Meningioma / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Sutures / adverse effects*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed