CNS tumor
Mesenchymal and other tumors

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 11 September 2017, last major update January 2006

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CNS textiloma

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Textiloma. website. Accessed June 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called gossypiboma, gauzoma and muslinoma
  • Foreign body tumor composed of nonresorbable or resorbable substances used for hemostasis in neurosurgical procedures
  • References: Arch Pathol Lab Med 2004;128:749
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Core of degenerating hemostatic agent with surrounding inflammation
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Recurrent hemostatic agents used in neurosurgery

Textiloma and residual gliosarcoma

Gelfoam textiloma

Mixed avitene - cotton textiloma

Avitene textiloma

Differential diagnosis