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Breast Cancer

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 71–74 | Cite as

A case of inflammatory breast cancer following augmentation mammoplasty with silicone gel implants

  • Shinji Kasamaki
  • Masahiko Tsurumaru
  • Toshiki Kamano
  • Shigeru Kobayashi
  • Mako Hino
  • Ryohei Kuwatsuru
Case Report

Abstract

A 54-year-old-woman who underwent augmentation mammoplasty with silicone gel implants 30 years previously, visited our hospital with complaints of bloody nipple discharge, redness and itching of her right breast. Cancer of the right breast was diagnosed by dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination with Gadolinium (Gd)-DTPA enhancement. Radical mastectomy was subsequently performed. The histopathological findings demonstrated scirrhous and inflammatory breast cancer with invasion of dermal lymphatics.

Key words

Augmentation mammoplasty with silicone gel implants Inflammatory breast cancer Dynamic MRI examination 

Abbreviations

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

Gd-DTPA

Gadoliniumdiethylene triamine pentaacetic acid

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© The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinji Kasamaki
    • 1
  • Masahiko Tsurumaru
    • 1
  • Toshiki Kamano
    • 1
  • Shigeru Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Mako Hino
    • 1
  • Ryohei Kuwatsuru
    • 2
  1. 1.First Department of SurgeryJuntendo University, School of MedicineJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyJuntendo University, School of MedicineJapan

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