Autopsy Finding in Systemic Silicone Embolism

Dedi Afandi, Iwan Djuanda, Swasti Hertian, Djaja Surya Atmadja, Oktavinda Safitry, Ivan Riyanto Widjaja

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Liquid silicone is an inert material utilized for tissue augmentation by physician as well as illegally by nonmedical personnel. We present a case report, 52 years old man who died after illegal silicone injection. From autopsy examination, we found needle mark at corona of the glans penis, asymetric enlargement of penis, oil substance in artery coronaria’s vessel and depth’s organs were oily. Histopathological examination showed silicone embolism in almost all of the victim’s organs. The cause of dead was infarct myocard acute due to silicone embolism.Keywords: autopsy findings, silicone embolism, augmentation phalloplasty
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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