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April 2002

Metastatic Silicone Granuloma: Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei–like Facial Nodules and Sicca Complex in a Silicone Breast Implant Recipient

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(4):537-538. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.4.533

Silicone granulomas are usually observed near silicone-injected areas.1,2 We describe a patient in whom breast-injected silicone was delivered to multiple organs, including facial skin, salivary glands, bone marrow, and lymph nodes, and caused granulomatous lesions. The patient complained of various signs and symptoms suggestive but not diagnostic of a connective tissue disease, and making a definitive diagnosis was difficult.

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