Breast tissue expander implants

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

follow up CXR after a procedure

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female
X-ray

Diagnosis please.

There is a breast tissue spacer or expander to allow the tissue and skin to expand for breast reconstructive surgery.

Case Discussion

Breast expander implants are often used as part of staged breast reconstruction following mastectomy. The expanders allow the breast tissue to stretch prior to definitive implants being positioned. 

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Case information

rID: 27173
Case created: 22nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Systems: Breast, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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