Periprosthetic mycobacterial infection. CT and mammographic findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Organisms of the Mycobacterium fortuitum complex are an uncommon but important cause of periprosthetic infection following augmentation mammoplasty or other breast surgery. This etiological agent must be considered in the particular case of periprosthetic infection, because special handling of the fluid is crucial to enhance recovery of the organism. We describe the computed tomography (CT) and mammographic findings in such an abscess with respect to the clinical context and subsequent management. To our knowledge, CT findings associated with any periprosthetic breast infection have not been described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walsh, R; Kliewer, MA; Sullivan, DC; Hertzberg, B; Paulson, EK; Soo, MS; Saksouk, FA; Kornguth, PJ

Published Date

  • July 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 193 - 196

PubMed ID

  • 7553436

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0899-7071

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0899-7071(94)00048-h


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States