Silicone-Induced Foreign Body Reaction: An Unusual Differential Diagnosis of Posterolateral Hip Pain

Karishma Ramsubeik, Omar Tolaymat, Gurjit Kaeley

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Abstract

Background. Silicone injection is commonly used for soft tissue augmentation for esthetic purposes. It is not without complications. Case presentation. We present a case of a 31-year-old woman presenting with refractory left lateral hip pain. Magnetic resonance imaging of the patient's pelvis revealed innumerable small low signal foci throughout the gluteus maximus and overlying subcutaneous fat bilaterally consistent with injectable material, possibly silicone. Conclusions. This case report emphasizes that silicone-induced granulomatosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of hip pain when evaluating a patient who has had access to plastic surgery or clandestine operators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1802794
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2018
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Foreign-Body Reaction
Silicones
Hip
Differential Diagnosis
Pain
Injections
Subcutaneous Fat
Plastic Surgery
Pelvis
Esthetics
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Silicone-Induced Foreign Body Reaction : An Unusual Differential Diagnosis of Posterolateral Hip Pain. / Ramsubeik, Karishma; Tolaymat, Omar; Kaeley, Gurjit.

In: Case Reports in Medicine, Vol. 2018, 1802794, 01.01.2018.

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