Silicone Injection Causing Acute Pneumonitis: A Case Series

  title={Silicone Injection Causing Acute Pneumonitis: A Case Series},
  author={Ana C. Zamora and Harold R. Collard and Lourdes Barrera and Felipe Mendoza and W. Richard Webb and Guillermo Carrillo},
Local and systemic complications following injected silicone have been described, especially after cosmetic procedures by unlicensed practitioners. We report a retrospective case series of acute pneumonitis following silicone injection to the buttock. Medical records, pulmonary function tests, blood arterial gases, chest radiographs, and high-resolution computed tomography scans were reviewed. Five patients with acute pneumonitis after injected silicone were identified. All cases were men with… CONTINUE READING