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Chirurgia 2008 December;21(6):373-6

language: English

A case of hydrogel-filled breast implants rupture: clinical, ultrasonographic, MRI and pathological findings

Accurso A. 1, Rocco N. 1, Feleppa C. 1, Palumbo A. 1, Imbriaco M., 2 D’Andrea F. 3

1 Department of General, Geriatric, Oncologic Surgery and Advanced Technologies Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Federico II University, Naples, Italy
2 Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Federico II University, Naples, Italy
3 Department of Orthopaedic, Rehabilitative, Traumatologic and Plastic-Reconstructive Sciences Faculty of Medicine and Surgery Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy


A case of ruptured prefilled hydroxypropyl cellulose hydrogel breast implants with its clinical, MRI, ultrasonographic and pathological findings is presented. New filler materials for breast prostheses have been introduced to meet patients’ satisfaction and safety requirements, but these new materials should be tested according to a standardized test protocol.

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