Injection-Induced Breast Siliconomas

Clinical Implications, Evaluation and Treatment

  • Gustavo Emilio Schenone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Gustavo Emilio Schenone
    Pages 1-5
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    Pages 21-36
  4. Carlos Mariano Lamattina, Lucía Beccar Varela, Florencia Meléndez, Soledad Nocetti
    Pages 37-58
  5. Gustavo Emilio Schenone
    Pages 59-81
  6. Gustavo Guillermo Nasswetter, Ericka Sarabia Chavez
    Pages 83-95
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    Pages 97-138
  8. Gustavo Emilio Schenone, Simón Fernández Nievas, Yehuda Shoenfeld
    Pages 139-150
  9. Edgardo T. Bernardello
    Pages 173-183
  10. Maurizio Nava, Alberto Rancati, Marcelo Irigo, Julio Dorr
    Pages 195-203
  11. Gustavo Emilio Schenone, Edgardo T. Bernardello, Baltasar Eduardo Lema
    Pages 205-223
  12. Carlos Alberto Rodríguez Aceves, Mariano Socolovsky
    Pages 225-236
  13. Baltasar Eduardo Lema, Alejandra Maciel
    Pages 237-249
  14. Gladys Caamaño
    Pages 251-262
  15. Roberto Doria-Medina, Nora Taubenschlag Grigerade
    Pages 263-266
  16. Adriana Kromerinsky, María Victoria Serantes, Paola Valeria Pose, Laura Catri
    Pages 267-270
  17. Gustavo Emilio Schenone
    Pages 271-288
  18. David R. Mc Calip, Patricio F. Jacovella
    Pages 289-298
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 299-310

About this book


Although there is a current ban in many countries on the injection of liquid silicone, paraffin or polyacrylamide hydrogels or other gel or liquid materials into the breasts for the purpose of increasing size, there are still a large number of non-professionals who use these injections and offer them as a cheap alternative to plastic surgery. The results, at first, may seem cosmetically favorable for the patient, but these injections often lead to painful complications like mastitis (inflammation of the mammary gland) and can make it incredibly difficult to diagnose breast cancer early. Many patients suffer delayed complications that force them to seek expert care for corrective and reconstructive surgery. This book, the culmination of decades of research, aims to serve the surgeon faced with these complications, offering a detailed step-by-step guide of the pathology from clinical diagnosis and imaging studies to the different surgical and reconstructive procedures for reconstruction. As there is no clinical management consensus or international guideline, Injection-Induced Breast Siliconomas: Clinical Implications, Evaluation and Treatment fills the gap in the literature and encourages more research.


Previously published in Spanish in 2017 under the title "Siliconomas Mamarios por Inyeccion: Clinica, Diagnostico y Tratamiento", this English translation is a true re-edition of the original version with added updates for the English-speaking audience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gustavo Emilio Schenone
    • 1
  1. 1.Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Buenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24115-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24116-2
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