Discussion Author(s): Pio Hocote M.D.
Findings: Bilateral CC and MLO views with implants in view demonstrate bilateral submuscular silicone implants. There is a smooth contour abnormality of the superior medial aspect of the left implant. This is stable since 1999. A similar contour abnormality is seen on the right.
It has been estimated that a layer of fibrous connective tissue surrounds 20% to 50% of silicone implants. A herniation is bulging of the implant with an intact envelope through a defect in the surrounding fibrous capsule. The differential diagnosis includes rupture or capsular contracture. Also, unencapsulated implants can bulge and deform under normal tissue pressure. It can be difficult to distinguish herniation from a true rupture if a smooth contour is maintained. In this case, the deformity has not changed in a year and there are no separate collections of silicone elsewhere making this a herniation.
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