Foreign body giant cell reaction to tarSys™ xenograft
Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Volume 41, Issue 10, pages 771–774, October 2014
How to Cite
Munday, W. R., Klett, Z., McNiff, J. M. and Ko, C. (2014), Foreign body giant cell reaction to tarSys™ xenograft. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 41: 771–774. doi: 10.1111/cup.12374
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2014
- Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 9 JUL 2014 12:50AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 25 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Received: 3 MAY 2014
- foreign body giant cell reaction;
A foreign body giant cell (FBGC) reaction may occur in response to implanted xenogenic biomaterials. Here we report a FBGC reaction to the recently introduced xenogenic biomaterial, tarSys™, used for correction of lower eyelid retraction.
A retrospective chart review of two patients with FBGC reaction to tarSys™ implantation was performed.
Two patients (aged 51, 58 year) with lower eyelid retraction underwent surgical implantation of tarSys™ spacer grafts for correction. Both patients subsequently experienced chronic swelling requiring graft removal. Examination of the specimens showed a palisading FBGC reaction around acellular pink fibrillar material.
A FBGC reaction may follow implantation of the tarSys™ xenograft.