Suture Granuloma following Inguinal Herniorrhaphy Mimicking Urachal Tumour

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GC Gan, ML Wastie

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:59-61

A suture or stitch granuloma is a recognised complication of surgical procedures. This entity needs to be considered in a patient with a previous history of surgery presenting with a mass, as it may simulate a soft-tissue tumour. Although inguinal hernias and their repair are common, a suture or stitch granuloma is a rare complication of inguinal herniorrhaphy. This report describes a patient with a suture granuloma mimicking an urachal tumour following inguinal herniorrhaphy.