Localized scleroderma of the breast after silicone gel implant

Localized scleroderma of the breast after silicone gel implant A case of localized scleroderma (morphea) in a patient with a unilateral silicone breast implant is reported. The clinical lesions showed cupuliform depressed plaques with scleroatrophia of the dermis on histology. Extensive fibrosis was present. Electron microscopy and spectrophotometry showed the presence of silicone in the lesion. It was concluded that this localized scleroderma could be related to silicone leaking into the breast tissue. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Localized scleroderma of the breast after silicone gel implant

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050201
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Abstract

A case of localized scleroderma (morphea) in a patient with a unilateral silicone breast implant is reported. The clinical lesions showed cupuliform depressed plaques with scleroatrophia of the dermis on histology. Extensive fibrosis was present. Electron microscopy and spectrophotometry showed the presence of silicone in the lesion. It was concluded that this localized scleroderma could be related to silicone leaking into the breast tissue.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 16, 1999

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