Bilateral breast implants and nipple piercings

Case contributed by Dr Mark Holland

Presentation

Seventh round breast-screen. Asymptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
Modality: Mammography

Normal breasts at mammography. Implants intact.

Unusual to have augmentation implants and nipple jewelry. 

Case Discussion

There is an increased risk of infection to the prosthesis with piercings in situ. This is true for any piercing in the breast: a breast abcess post-piercing is not an uncommon complication.

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Case Information

rID: 25078
Case created: 3rd Oct 2013
Last edited: 16th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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