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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease II |

Silicon Embolization Mimicking Bilateral Pneumonia

Tawseef Dar, MD; Adil Mir, MD; Yub Raj Sedhai, MD; Tantary Mohmad, MD; James McMaster, DO
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Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Drexel Hill, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1221A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1330
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Silicone embolization following illicit use of Liquid injectable Silicon for soft tissue augmentation is a well-known phenomenon. Illicit use of Liquid injectable silicon for cosmetic augmentation of breasts & buttocks is quite common among certain professions especially strip dancers. In the United States, liquid silicone is FDA approved only for intraocular use.

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