Foreign body granulomas in normal ovaries

Obstet Gynecol. 1985 Nov;66(5):701-2.

Abstract

In 100 consecutive cases in which grossly normal ovaries were removed at the time of pelvic surgery, 9% were found to contain crystalline foreign particles. An additional 9% contained cortical granulomas. In four of six cases, computer-assisted x-ray analysis of the crystalline foreign particles was successful and revealed magnesium and silicon.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Electron Probe Microanalysis
  • Female
  • Foreign-Body Reaction / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnesium / analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Ovary / analysis
  • Ovary / pathology*
  • Silicon / analysis

Substances

  • Magnesium
  • Silicon