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June 1981

Migratory Silicone Granuloma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(6):366-367. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650060056026

• A 38-year-old woman had a migratory silicone granuloma of the left upper portion of the chest and left upper arm secondary to a ruptured breast implant. The initial diagnosis was factitial panniculitis. With the common use of silicone in cosmetic surgery, physicians should inquire into a possible history of silicone injections or implants before ascribing a facitial cause to foreign-body granulomas.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:366-367)