SKIN MIGRATION FOLLOWING PERIURETHRAL POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE INJECTION FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE


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Abstract

We present a patient who was treated unsuccessfully for urinary incontinence with the injection of particulate polytetrafluoroethylene(Polytef). Following removal of the resultant periurethral mass she developed fever, malaise, polyathropathy, a raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and she had a skin rash which contained refractile foreign material surrounded foreign body giant cells.

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