Silicone leakage right breast prosthesis

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine mammographic follow up previous breast prostheses

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

MLO view left breast shows an uncomplicted left breast submammary prosthesis 2011. Capsular calcification noted.


A year later the same view shows a subtle but obvious newly appeared parenchymal asymmetry anterior to the prosthesis. The additional ML views shows the area and ist poorly defined margins.


The ultrasound image shows a "snowstorm" appearance of silicone leakage better appreciated on the annotated image (arrows). This may be difficult for those in the Antipodes to appreciate but Canadians get it instantly.


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Case information

rID: 23701
Published: 4th Jul 2013
Last edited: 8th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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