Iatrogenic allogenosis

Case contributed by Dr Angel Donato

Presentation

Extensive edema and pain in the gluteal region, after the application of a foreign modelling agent for "aesthetic reasons."

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female
CT

Unenhanced CT images and tridimensional reconstruction shows heterogeneous material in the superficial adipose muscle plane with nodular densification with oval and linear calcifications and increase soft tissue volume in the buttocks that extends into the thighs. There are no organized collections.

Case Discussion

Iatrogenic allogenosis, also known as foreign modelling agent reaction, affects more than one million people in Latin America. 

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