Silicone injection into cheeks

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Fall onto face. Fracture?

Patient Data

Age: 75 years

There are hyperdense foci are seen throughout both sides of the face (particularly the cheeks), with stranding surrounding them. Some similar regions noted to be deeper, extending into the pterygoid venous plexus. No facial fracture.

Case Discussion

Correlation with history confirms of these are indeed silicon injection sites (cosmetic).

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Case information

rID: 48221
Published: 29th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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