Breast implants

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Chest pain and shortness of breath in a middle aged female

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Two circular artifactual opacities with identical contours to the breast project over the lower thoracic cavity.

Case Discussion

With the ever growing number of individuals undergoing both cosmetic and medically indicated breast prosthesis (implant) surgery, recognition of their appearances on imaging is important.

In addition one must appreciate the limitations breast implants might present in imaging and how to image and investigate the complications that may arise from implants.

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Case information

rID: 26714
Published: 3rd Jan 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest, Breast
Tag: implant
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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