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Histopathologic identification of dermal filler agents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20865837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As reflected in the literature, the use of dermal filler agents has increased substantially over the last decade. Consequently, these agents are more frequently encountered on histopathologic examination. A variety of dermal fillers can be readily identified histopathologically, and the accurate identification of these agents is a critical task for dermatopathologists. Furthermore, a basic understanding of the histological features of fillers has relevance to dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons. The identification of filler substances may have important diagnostic, medico-legal and medical management considerations. This concise review aims to provide a pragmatic approach to distinguishing the agents most frequently encountered in routine practice and in the literature.
Stephen E Mercer; Rebecca Kleinerman; Gary Goldenberg; Patrick O Emanuel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1545-9616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Drugs Dermatol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2010-10-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160020     Medline TA:  J Drugs Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1072-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials / adverse effects*,  analysis*
Collagen / adverse effects,  analysis
Cosmetic Techniques / adverse effects*
Durapatite / adverse effects,  analysis
Hydrogels / adverse effects,  analysis
Injections, Intradermal
Lactic Acid / adverse effects,  analysis
Paraffin / adverse effects,  analysis
Polymers / adverse effects,  analysis
Polymethyl Methacrylate / adverse effects,  analysis
Silicones / analysis
Skin / chemistry,  pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 0/Hydrogels; 0/Polymers; 0/Silicones; 1306-06-5/Durapatite; 26100-51-6/poly(lactic acid); 50-21-5/Lactic Acid; 8002-74-2/Paraffin; 9007-34-5/Collagen; 9011-14-7/Polymethyl Methacrylate

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