Breast implant - unilateral

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Amditted with central chest pain. Previous history of left breast malignancy.

Patient Data

Age: 61
Gender: Female
X-ray

Rounded density projected over the left thoracic cavity, which is parrellal to the breast fold.

Normal right breast outline.

Case Discussion

A unilateral breast implant (prosthesis_ is projected over the left chest - augmentation having been performed following a mastectomy for a breast malignancy.

It is far less common to identify a unilateral implant as so many of them are for primary cosmetic purposes and so involve both breasts.

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Case information

rID: 33329
Case created: 7th Jan 2015
Last edited: 24th Jun 2017
Systems: Chest, Breast
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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