Radiological assessment of the breast following enhancement with Macrolane: Managing the challenges.

Gianfranco Scaperrotta, Keshtra Satchithananda, Magnus Tengvar, Karin Post, Adrian K. Lim, Pietro Panizza, Ewa Wesolowska, Christopher J. Inglefield

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Macrolane VRF(R), a biodegradable, stabilized hyaluronic acid gel, was used for breast enhancement 2008-2012. Similar to permanent implants, the presence of Macrolane gel may interfere with interpretation of mammography. This short communication aims to provide a guide to the appearance of Macrolane on radiology examination (including mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging) and aid selection of the most appropriate imaging modality to facilitate breast examination in women who have undergone Macrolane breast enhancement.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • *Absorbable Implants, *Breast enhancement, *Breast implants, *Hyaluronic Acid, *Macrolane, *Radiological examination, Artifacts, Breast, Breast Implantation/*adverse effects, Breast Implants, Breast Neoplasms/drug therapy, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods, Mammography/*methods, Ultrasonography, Mammary/methods

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