Argentinian woman dies from do-it-yourself bust augmentation

03/21/2014 | MedicalDaily.com

A blood clot in the lung caused the death of Argentine athlete and mother Sonia Perez Llanzon, several weeks after she attempted her own breast augmentation with injections of Vaseline. The Vaseline entered her bloodstream and caused the pulmonary embolism. "In all my medical career, I've never seen a case like this. The human body has antibodies to remove bacteria and viruses, but it hasn't got any mechanisms against this type of product," said Julio Pla Cardenas, chief of surgery at Lucio Molas hospital, where Llanzon was treated.

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