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Table 1 Cases of granuloma after surgery with nonabsorbable surgical suture reported in the literature

From: Nonabsorbable suture granuloma mimicking ovarian cancer recurrence at combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography evaluation: a case report

Reference Primary diagnosis Site of FDG accumulation Diagnostic device SUV max Histology Type of material of suture
Lim et al.[5] Distal sigmoid colon cancer Mesentery-mesenteric vein PET 3.9 Extensive fibrosis with focal giant cell reaction Silk
Colorectal cancer Peritoneum within the small bowel mesentery PET 3.4 Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, fibrosis Silk
Yüksel et al.[6] Lung cancer Right upper lobe (lung) PET 3.5 Strands of nonabsorbable heavy suture material Silk
Lung cancer Right lower lobe (lung) PET 3.5 Inflammatory nodule at the site of prior suturing Silk
Kikuchi et al.[7] Hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma Prevertebral region PET 6.0 Epithelioid cells around the silk suture Silk
Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma Left axilla PET 4.3 Giant cells around the silk Silk
  1. Abbreviations: FDG fluorodeoxyglucose, PET positron emission tomography, SUV standardized uptake value.