Foreign Body Granuloma



Foreign Body Granuloma


Brian J. Hall, MD

John C. Hall, MD










Foreign body granuloma of several months duration is shown between the toes of a tennis player A sliver of wood is the site of entry with surrounding erythema image and swelling where granulation tissue is building up.






High-power view shows foreign body granuloma due to a wood splinter image. Note how the skin is walling off the foreign body so that it can eventually be extruded. (Courtesy L Coleman, MD.)


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Foreign body granuloma (FBG)


Definitions



  • Granulomatous inflammation as a response to traumatically introduced substances



    • Occurs in dermis, subcutaneous tissue, or soft tissue


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Environmental Exposure

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Foreign Body Granuloma
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