Breast prostheses

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Attendance at ED with a racing pulse and anxiety

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female
x_ray

see below

Annotated image

Two concentric opacities - the outer representing the normal breast tissue and the inner the capsule of the implant.

Case Discussion

Breast implants are common.   Bilateral implants in the vast majority of cases are cosmetic in nature.

Occasionally they may fool the unaware, with increased bilateral lower thoracic opacity believed to be lung consolidation.

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