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Clinical Findings in Silicone Embolization to the Lung (Silicone Pulmonary Embolization or Pneumonitis)

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Silicone that has been injected for a variety of reasons can enter the venous system and reach the lungs. If it arrives in small particles then pneumonitis occurs. If it arrives in a large bolus then the patient presents with a pulmonary embolism.

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