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foreign body reaction

Saturday 27 November 2004

Digital slides

- UI:872 - Foreign body granuloma (Foreign body reaction)

Images

- Foreign-body giant cell reaction to suture in lower lip

- Foreign body giant cells chewing up lamellar keratin strands from a ruptured cyst.

Synopsis

- granulomatous inflammation
- foreign body giant cells
- foreign body splinter
- marked fibrosis and scaring
- remnants of the foreign body surrounded by multinucleated giant cells

Etiology

- foreign body penetration
- cholesterol deposits (cholesterol crystals, cholesterol clefts)
- tissular calcifications (calcium deposits)

See also

- chronic inflammation

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