Bacterial biofilm associated with a case of capsular contracture

Maria Pia Conte, Fabiana Superti, Mariagrazia Moio, Maria Grazia Ammendolia, Catia Longhi, Marta Aleandri, Massimiliano Marazzato, Paola Goldoni, Paola Parisi, Zachary Borab, Anna Teresa Palamara, Bruno Carlesimo

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Abstract

Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications of implant-based breast augmentation. Despite its prevalence, the etiology of capsular contracture remains controversial although the surface texture of the breast implant, the anatomical position of the prosthesis and the presence of bacterial biofilm could be considered trigger factors. In fact, all medical implants are susceptible to bacterial colonization and biofilm formation. The present study demonstrated the presence of microbial biofilm constituted by cocci in a breast implant obtained from a patient with Baker grade II capsular contracture. This suggests that subclinical infection can be present and involved in low grade capsular contracture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-241
Number of pages4
JournalThe new microbiologica
Volume41
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

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Biofilms
Breast Implants
Asymptomatic Infections
Prostheses and Implants

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
  • Bacteria/drug effects
  • Bacterial Infections/microbiology
  • Biofilms
  • Breast Implants/adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests

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Conte, M. P., Superti, F., Moio, M., Ammendolia, M. G., Longhi, C., Aleandri, M., ... Carlesimo, B. (2018). Bacterial biofilm associated with a case of capsular contracture. The new microbiologica, 41(3), 238-241.

Bacterial biofilm associated with a case of capsular contracture. / Conte, Maria Pia; Superti, Fabiana; Moio, Mariagrazia; Ammendolia, Maria Grazia; Longhi, Catia; Aleandri, Marta; Marazzato, Massimiliano; Goldoni, Paola; Parisi, Paola; Borab, Zachary; Palamara, Anna Teresa; Carlesimo, Bruno.

In: The new microbiologica, Vol. 41, No. 3, 07.2018, p. 238-241.

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Conte, MP, Superti, F, Moio, M, Ammendolia, MG, Longhi, C, Aleandri, M, Marazzato, M, Goldoni, P, Parisi, P, Borab, Z, Palamara, AT & Carlesimo, B 2018, 'Bacterial biofilm associated with a case of capsular contracture', The new microbiologica, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 238-241.
Conte, Maria Pia ; Superti, Fabiana ; Moio, Mariagrazia ; Ammendolia, Maria Grazia ; Longhi, Catia ; Aleandri, Marta ; Marazzato, Massimiliano ; Goldoni, Paola ; Parisi, Paola ; Borab, Zachary ; Palamara, Anna Teresa ; Carlesimo, Bruno. / Bacterial biofilm associated with a case of capsular contracture. In: The new microbiologica. 2018 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 238-241.
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