Pencil-core granuloma

Mark Granick, E. R. Erickson, M. P. Solomon

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Noncaseating granulomas present as a delayed foreign-body reaction to retained pencil-core fragments. The clinical appearance of the lesion can closely resemble melanoma. Surgeons who use pencils as surgical marking implements should be aware that there is a potential risk of developing late pencil-core granulomas. This risk can be reduced by carefully removing any pieces of pencil lead from the wound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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