Breast implants

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


One-week cough, no fever or other symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 47-year-old

Chest radiograph

Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Cardiomediastinal contours are normal. Bilateral breast implants with subtle calcifications in their margins. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates long-term breast implants with more than 10 years. Calcifications may be identified surrounding the implants and are related to the duration of implantation. 

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Case information

rID: 46332
Published: 2nd Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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