Breast implants

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Chest pain and shortness of breath in a middle aged female

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

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.

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 26714
Case created: 3rd Jan 2014
Last edited: 11th Mar 2016
Systems: Chest, Breast
Tag: implant
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.