Silicone pulmonary embolism: report of 10 cases and review of the literature.

@article{Restrepo2009SiliconePE,
  title={Silicone pulmonary embolism: report of 10 cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Carlos Santiago Escobar Restrepo and M. H. Valencia Artunduaga and Jorge Alberto Carrillo and Aura Lucia Rivera and Paulina Ojeda and Santiago Martinez-Jim{\'e}nez and Ana Cristina Jal{\'o}n Manzano and Santiago Enrique Rossi},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          233-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess patient outcome and imaging findings of patients with pulmonary embolism of fluid silicone. METHODS Medical records and imaging examinations of 10 patients with respiratory distress after illicit injection of fluid silicone were reviewed. Population consisted of 8 male (6 male-to-female transsexuals) and 2 female subjects. RESULTS Average age was 29 years. Most common injection sites were gluteal and trochanteric. Respiratory symptoms developed between 15 minutes and 2… CONTINUE READING
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