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Friday 20 January 2012

Foreign body reaction to silicone

Description: Foamy macrophages and giant cells with round transparent vacuoles corresponding to phagocytized silicone.

Clinics: Leaking silicon implant versus capsular fibrosis.

References

Silicon-associated subcutaneous lesion presenting as a mass: a confounding histopathologic correlation. Shvartsbeyn M, Rapkiewicz A. Hum Pathol. 2011 Sep;42(9):1364-7. doi : 10.1016/j.humpath.2011.01.001 PMID: 21388657

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