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Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that textured implants might be more dangerous than smooth implants. They are supposedly more likely to cause breast cancer.
(Penn State) A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Authors: Hopper I, Ahern S, McNeil JJ, Deva AK, Elder E, Moore C, Cooter R PMID: 28987124 [PubMed - in process]
This report describes the sequence of clinical manifestations of an unusual case of breast implants complicated by rib osteomyelitis. A 56-year-old female underwent mastectomy and insertion of tissue expanders for bilateral invasive ductal carcinoma following which the tissue expanders became infected in the early postoperative period and were subsequently removed. The patient underwent successful expander insertion and subsequent implant exchange surgery several years later and enjoyed an uncomplicated recovery from this. Following nipple reconstruction more than 12 months after successful implant placement, she pre...
CONCLUSION: Local instillation of ropivacaine in the implant pocket during surgery did not decrease postoperative pain on day 1, day 3 and day 5. From now on, we are able to tell to patients that the postoperative pain after sub-muscular cosmetic breast implants surgery is about 5/10 on postoperative day 1, 4/10 at day 3 and 3/10 at day 5. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level II. PMID: 29032877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Case Report Follow up case of subpectoral silicone implant with no old scans available.MR findingsBoth breasts suggest well defined regular silicone implants in deep pectoral region with intact capsule. Subtle heterogeneity of the silicone signal at places is MR flow or interphase related with no linguine sign positivity to suggest any intra or extracapsular rupture of silicone. The contour of implant at places is depressed suggesting partial collapse (more seen in left breast implant anteriorly. Pectoral muscles appear normal. Both breast show tiny bright foci – possibly cysts with rest normal with no axillary ...
We present the case of a methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus bilateral breast implant infection in a 42-year-old female, 19 years after submuscular saline breast augmentation. Her history was significant for intravenous drug abuse and concomitant osteomyelitis of the sternum and manubrium. She underwent washout and debridement, with explantation of the breast implants, and long-term intravenous vancomycin. This represe nts the longest reported occurrence of late infection in breast augmentation and the only report of a breast implant infection due to hematogenous spread/seeding from intravenous drug abuse.Leve...
Conclusion Gender identity disorder is becoming increasingly common nowadays with patients coming forward for surgical intervention. These patients need a sensitive approach and teamwork between the Plastic Surgeon, Psychiatrist, Gynecologist and the Endocrinologist.
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We present the case of a woman who had had breast augmentation and multiple revisions over a period of 13 years and presented with recurrent fluid collections. The cause was determined to be anaplastic large cell lymphoma, which required removal of the implants, capsulectomy, and evaluation by a medical oncologist. The patient was not found to have metastatic disease on imaging studies. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a poorly understood disease entity, and optimal treatment is unclear. PMID: 28966458 [PubMed]