Miscellaneous non-neoplastic disorders
Teflon (Polytef) in thyroid gland
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- Historically injected into larynx in patients with unilateral vocal cord paralysis; associated inflammation improved phonation
- May appear as crystal like material in thyroid or cervical tissue
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- Granulomatous foreign body reaction with fibrosis and numerous teflon particles
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