Implant rupture

Mauricio Resende, Cicero Urban, Mario Rietjens

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Although rupture is one of the main causes of implant removal, its real rate is difficult to quantify, especially in breast reconstruction. Most of the ruptures have no obvious traumatic origin, and are silent or intracapsular, thus asymptomatic, and difficult to diagnose with conventional examinations (mammography and ultrasonography). Magnetic resonance imaging is the most accurate method for implant failure diagnosis, but long-term cohort studies are necessary to evaluate integrity rates of these devices to better support their indications, follow-up, and limitations in breast reconstruction. The aim of this chapter is to address the incidence, evaluation, and management of implant rupture in breast reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9788847026520, 9788847026513
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Breast neoplasm
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast tumor
  • Internal breast prostheses
  • Mammaplasty
  • Silicone gels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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