Asteroid bodies in foreign-body reaction to amalgam

E. Simon, A. Buchner, J. J. Bubis

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A case of foreign-body reaction to amalgam tattoo in edentulous gingiva is described. Asteroid bodies were found inside giant cells of the reactive tissue. The similarities of these bodies to those seen in other diseases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-774
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1972


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