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- A late complication following the insertion of hydrogel breast implants.J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007; 60: 210
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- A late complication following the insertion of hydrogel breast implantsJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 60Issue 2
- PreviewThis case report draws attention to an unusual presentation and subsequent complication following the insertion of a PIP Hydrogel® implant for breast augmentation. A cutaneous and capsular foreign body giant cell reaction was identified, and was preceded by the development of a notable increase in breast volume prior to spontaneous discharge. We believe that this was caused by subclinical leakage of the implant contents through a degrading shell. The biodegradability of hydrogel makes it impossible to ascertain the precise nature of the material that leaked out.