Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 383–387 | Cite as

Rupture of a Silicone Gel Mammary Prosthesis and Amyloidosis: A Case Report

  • Ufuk  Emekli
  • Burçak  Tümerdem
  • Misten  Demiryont

There has been a great deal of controversy regarding the safety of silicone breast implants. Silicone gel prostheses older than 10 years have the risk of either leakage or outright rupture. The role of silicone gel in relation to connective tissue disease or amyloidosis has not been proved by current serologic, immunologic, or epidemiologic tests. In this paper, we present a case with renal amyloidosis and a history of untreated silicone implant rupture for five years.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ufuk  Emekli
    • 1
  • Burçak  Tümerdem
    • 1
  • Misten  Demiryont
    • 1
  1. 1.Istanbul, TurkeyTR

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