Postsurgical change after prosthesis removal

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine MLO view right breast. Previous breast prostheses.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Case Discussion

This is  the typical focal distortion that results when submammary prostheses have been removed. The lens shaped fibrotic reaction is typical in shape position and can usually be seen on all 4 views.

There is a variation in appearance when the area shows residual capsular calcification from the prostesis or when fat necrosis begins to calcify.

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Case information

rID: 18732
Published: 19th Jul 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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