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Acta Médica Costarricense

On-line version ISSN 0001-6002Print version ISSN 0001-6012


PENA-VARELA, Julián  and  JIMENEZ-NAVARRETE, Manuel Fco. Seconday effects of aesthetic procedures. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2009, vol.51, n.1, pp.48-49. ISSN 0001-6002.

Aesthetic procedures performed by non medical personnel are increasing in frequency. Many are not medical controlled and cause side effects from mild to serious. We present the case of a 29-year-old woman, with no relevant health problems, who went to a aesthetics center to have organic silicon injected into her buttocks to increase volume, developing later a massive pulmonary embolism syndrome.

Keywords : massive embolism syndrome; organic silicium.

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