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Excised axillary node draining site of ruptured silicone implant



Low power view (scale bar = 1mm) showing extensive replacement of lymph node by a foamy macrophage population

axillary node draining site of ruptured silicone implant

Cystic spaces lined by foreign body giant cells and containing faintly refractile implant contents

axillary node draining site of ruptured silicone implant


Detail - refractile implant contents in cystic space with adjacent foamy macrophages. 'Mouse over' for further detail
axillary node draining site of ruptured silicone implant


See also Macro and micro of implant capsulotomy.

See also FNA of lymph node showing an implant reaction.

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