Mammographic visualization of a nonpalpable breast mass through a radiolucent breast implant

Pierluigi Santi, Maria Stella Leone, Barbara Passarelli, Silvia Cicchetti, Andrea Imperiale, V. Leroy Young, Terry R. Knapp

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Abstract

We report a woman who underwent augmentation mammaplasty as part of a clinical trial of the Trilucent (soybean oil-filled) breast implant in Genoa, Italy. Five months after surgery a mammography was performed in response to the patient's complaints of pressure and tightness in the area of her left breast. The mammogram clearly demonstrated a 5-mm fibroadenoma of the left breast. This is the first documented case of a nonpalpable breast lesion that was detected by mammography through the new radiolucent, triglyceride-filled implant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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