Lack of lymph node reaction to subcutaneously injected silicone gel: histological and computer aided morphometric study in rats.


The gel of silicone implants may bleed through the elastomeric envelope or may come into contact with the body because of rupture of the implant. We have studied the effects of free silicone gel injected into the subcutaneous space in rats and analysed the morphological features of the axillary and inguinal lymph nodes. Ninety six Wistar rats had 3 cm3 of… (More)