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Clin Plast Surg. 2015 Oct;42(4):427-36. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2015.06.007. Epub 2015 Aug 11.

Understanding the Etiology and Prevention of Capsular Contracture: Translating Science into Practice.

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1
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Suite 301, Level 3, Macquarie University Clinic Macquarie Park, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia.
2
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Suite 301, Level 3, Macquarie University Clinic Macquarie Park, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia. Electronic address: Anand.deva@mq.edu.au.

Abstract

Capsular contracture remains a common and preventable complication of implanted breast prostheses. As our understanding of the pathophysiology continues to develop, it is prudent to reexamine existing beliefs in a contemporary context. This article presents a current summary of clinical and laboratory evidence, expressed as an interaction between potentiating and suppressing factors, and how this understanding can be applied to practice.

KEYWORDS:

Biofilm; Breast augmentation; Capsular contracture; Silicone; Staphylococcus epidermidis

PMID:
26408434
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2015.06.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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