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Late granuloma formation secondary to hyaluronic acid injection


Hyaluronic acid injection to rejuvenate or to correct defects is a very common practice in aesthetic medicine. Although it is considered highly safe because of biocompatibility and biodegradability, adverse reactions can occur. Herein, we report a patient with foreign body granuloma formation that presented as multiple subcutaneous nodules on both arms, following injections of hyaluronic acid performed about six years earlier. Our case is unique with respect to timing and area of granuloma appearance.

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