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Rozhl Chir. 2012 Aug;91(8):435-7.

[Complications of breast augmentation - a case report].

[Article in Czech]

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Chirurgicka Klinika FN Plzen-Lochotin.


As with any surgery, breast augmentation does have certain risks and complications. The aim of this article is to point out a rare complication of breast augmentation - axillary silicone lymphadenopathy (defined as the presence of silicone in the lymph nodes). The authors present a case report of silicone lymphadenopathy in a young woman after the rupture of a silicone breast implant. As the number of women with breast implants is increasing, it is necessary to bear this rare complication of breast augmentation in mind in differential diagnosis of axillary lymphadenopathy.

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