Remission of sarcoidosis following removal of silicone gel breast implants

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Abstract

We report herein a patient with debilitating multisystem sarcoidosis. Interestingly, dermal lesions and enlarged lymph nodes resolved and her clinical condition dramatically improved following removal of silicone gel breast implants. Of note, the capsular tissue surrounding the breast implant demonstrated a granulomatous foreign-body response. The potential harmful effects of silicone may include an acceleration of an already existing hypersensitivity response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-407
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Volume105
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994

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Silicone Gels
Breast Implants
Sarcoidosis
Silicones
Foreign Bodies
Hypersensitivity
Lymph Nodes
Skin

Keywords

  • Breast pathology
  • Foreign-body reaction
  • Sarcoid
  • Silicone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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