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giant cell reaction

In my pathology report from my mastectomy one week ago, the following is listed in the diagnosis section, under the heading "Breast, left, completion mastectomy and axillary contents: "prior biopsy cavity with extensive fat necrosis and foreign body giant cell reaction."  What does "foreign body giant cell reaction" mean? Thank you.
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Dear wherria:  A foreign-body giant cell is a collection of fused macrophages (giant cell) which are generated in response to the presence of a large foreign body.  This is a benign finding.  It is very common in people who have implants.  
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