PROMOTING ACCESS TO AFRICAN RESEARCH

SA Journal of Radiology

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register



Magnetic resonance imaging of breast prostheses

P Corr, S Seolall, H Booth

Abstract




Breast MR imaging is the most accurate imaging investigation to detect breast
prosthesis rupture. Rupture is common in older prostheses (> 10 years post implantation)
and is often asymptomatic. The radiological signs of rupture are due to collapse
of the elastomer shell which is eneveloped by silicone gel and when the silicone gel
separates the elastomer shell from the surrounding fibrous breast capsule.

South African Journal of Radiology Vol. 9 (3) 2005: pp. 7-8



AJOL African Journals Online