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.
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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