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Case Report
Silicone Granuloma Associated with Pectoral Muscle Involvement after Ruptured Breast Implant: a Novel case report
1 Department of Radiology, İstanbul Health Sciences University, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
2 Department of Radiology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
3 Department of Pathology, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey  
Eur J Breast Health 2018; 14: 54-57
DOI: 10.5152/ejbh.2017.3499
Key Words: Breast implant, pectoral muscle, silicone granuloma
Abstract

In this study, an unusual case of a patient who was previously operated on a ruptured breast implant following silicone granuloma associated with pectoral muscle involvement is reported. A 72-year-old woman had undergone breast augmentation surgery when she was 52-year-old and silicone implant rupture 10 years later. After 10 years of ruptured silicone implant, her mammography showed diffuse, multiple high-density nodules in the left breast. The pectoral muscle was significantly hypertrophic. The magnetic resonance imaging showed that the pectoral muscle was quite hypertrophic and had heterogeneous enhancement. In clinical consideration and the presence of the suspected malignancy, a biopsy was performed. The histological analysis identified pectoral muscle and breast tissue, which had been mainly replaced by giant cells, along with an apparent foreign body response. Silicone granuloma can present itself as a soft tissue mass. Malignancy is the most important differential diagnosis. Meticulous follow-up is recommended for these patients.

 

Cite this article as: İkizceli T, Gülsen G, Akın İ. Silicone Granuloma Associated with Pectoral Muscle Involvement after Ruptured Breast Implant: a Novel case report. Eur J Breast Health 2018; 14: 54-57.

 

 

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