Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:301–308 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1071-8 ORIGINAL PAPER Diana Costa Santos & Maria da Luz Barroso & Nuno Gomes & Nilza Ramião & Pedro Martins & Cláudia Camila Dias & Horácio Costa Received: 7 July 2014 /Accepted: 8 February 2015 /Published online: 3 March 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Abstract However, within ruptured implants, 88.2 % were PIP Background Silicone breast implants have been used for cos- and 11.8 % were not, and this difference was statistical- metic and reconstructive breast surgery for several decades. ly significant. Parameters such as subglandular vs. Rupture and silicone leakage are well-known complications retromuscular plane, shape or volume were not signifi- for silicone mammary implants. However, in the last years, an cantly correlated with rupture. About the concordance unexpected high prevalence of rupture and silicone leakage between imaging diagnosis and intraoperative finding have been reported for the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) man- of implant rupture, we found that magnetic resonance ufacturer, which culminated in the withdrawal of these im- imaging was superior to the ultrasound. plants from the European market in 2010. Conclusions We have detected a higher prevalence of rupture Methods In order to analyze rupture in PIP breast im-
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 3, 2015
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