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metallosis

Friday 18 January 2019

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Definition : Metallosis is the putative medical condition involving deposition and build-up of metal debris in the soft tissues of the body.

Examples

- synovial metallosis and metal-induced synovitis

Images

- Classic finding in pelvic lymph node from male patient undergoing radical prostatectomy & LN dissection: "dust" - black or brown-tinged particles, associated with a prior history of arthroscopic surgery (hip/knee)

See also

- tissular deposits

  • exogenous tissular deposits / exogenous deposits
  • endogenous tissular deposits / endogenous deposits