Late development of hematoma around a breast implant, necessitating removal.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a patient who bled into the pocket around a breast implant 2 1/2 years after an augmentation mammaplasty. She had received inflatible silicone prostheses, each containing 40 mg of triamcinolone acetonide. Our belief is that this large dosage of corticosteroid was responsible for the late erosion of the medium-sized artery, which caused the hemorrhage. Exploration and evacuation of the hematoma was followed by an uneventful postoperative course.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Georgiade, NG; Serafin, D; Barwick, W

Published Date

  • November 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 708 - 710

PubMed ID

  • 504495

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-1052


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States