Silicone Breast Implant Rupture in a 70-year-old Woman Presenting with Multiple Superficial Nodules
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Silicone breast implants are commonly used for reconstruction and augmentation. Advances in breast implant technology have reduced the incidence of implant rupture and silicone leakage and accompanying local or widespread granulomatous inflammation.1
Various other health concerns have been raised surrounding breast augmentation including cancer (breast or other) and connective tissue disease although supporting evidence is lacking.2,3 As implant rupture can be clinically silent, the US Food and Drug Administration has recommended periodic MRI scans to screen for rupture, but this is not widely accepted.4
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The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest to disclose.