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The biomembrane formed at the defect site is due to body's foreign body reaction to the antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer.
The inflammatory response to the implant includes a component of acute and chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction with the formation of granulation tissue.
Cholesterol granuloma is a fibrogranulomatous lesion that develops secondary to a foreign body reaction to cholesterol crystals and exhibits the accumulation of foreign body giant cells.
1) Although some successful results were obtained with cyanoacrylate, (5) long-term follow-up showed inflammatory foreign body reaction, neovascularization, corneal toxicity, and increase in bacterial growth.
Subsequent rupture of hair follicle leads to bacterial furunculosis and free mites in dermis initiates foreign body reaction.
This foreign body reaction starts with white blood cells (macrophages) surrounding the perceived invader.
Pancreatitis is caused by a cascade of inflammatory mediators including TNF-alpha, IL-1[beta], IL-6, and IL-8 (8), which in the present case may have been initiated by a localised then systemic foreign body reaction.
The disadvantages of immediate packing of the extraction sockets is that removal of packing after surgery is uncomfortable, as well as introducing a foreign body reaction in the wound site which gives rise to unwanted side effects.
However, some remain clinically asymptomatic for many years, and then cause a foreign body reaction in the surrounding tissue, with new clinical signs indicating significant mass effect5.
This may result from spillage of mucin causing a foreign body reaction or spread of malignant mucocele.
Furthermore, histological examination in these cases is similar to a foreign body reaction rather than the leukocyte infiltration one might expect from the more commonly recognised infections.
1) If the operative field is potentially infected (as in Case 1), or potentially contaminated (as in Case 2), the implantation of non-absorbable Teflon felt into the soft tissues results in a foreign body reaction that is prone to secondary infection.