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A 27-year-old woman comes to the physician for a ...

Transforming growth factor-β

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submitted by seagull(461),

This is either a hypertropic scar or keloid. Both arise due to over-expression of TGF-beta.

charcot_bouchard  i think its a foreign body granuloma +  

TGF-Beta is an important fibroblast growth factor. Pathoma Ch2, page 20.

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submitted by snafull(1),

Can somebody explain why this is not a foreign body granuloma?

yb_26  because they mention scattered fragments of foreign material (pt presents 2 months after c-section, sutures are either removed in 1 week or dissolve in few weeks (depends on type of suture material) +