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Calcified and ruptured breast prostheses

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Both breast prostheses are heavily calcified.

On the left, the prosthesis has contracted.

Heart size normal.  Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

Over time breast prostheses may calcify.  When this happens they are much more readily evident on chest radiograph.

In this case, the left prosthesis is calcified and has contracted, almost mimicking a pleural plaque.

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Case information

rID: 75722
Published: 8th Apr 2020
Last edited: 8th Apr 2020
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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