• Vol. 41 No. 3, 132–133
  • 15 March 2012

Ulceration of the Scalp: Lipogranuloma Induced by Industrial Oils in a Decorator Woman

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A lipogranuloma or oleoma is a focus or nodule of foreign-body type granulomatous inflammation, in association with lipid material, usually mineral oil, deposited in tissues. This material has been widely used for cosmetic purposes and for augmentation of the body contour in the early 90s. We present a case of oleoma on the scalp in a woman with no previous evident risky practice.

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