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BREAST IMPLANT RUPTURE AS A COMPLICATION OF HEART SURGERY IN MEDIAN STERNOTOMY

G. Nisi, M. Campana, L. Grimaldi, C. Brandi, R. Cuomo, C. D'Aniello
  • G. Nisi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgery; Plastic Surgery Unit, “Santa Maria alle Scotte” Hospital, University of Siena, Italy
  • M. Campana
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgery; Plastic Surgery Unit, “Santa Maria alle Scotte” Hospital, University of Siena, Italy
  • L. Grimaldi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgery; Plastic Surgery Unit, “Santa Maria alle Scotte” Hospital, University of Siena, Italy
  • C. Brandi
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgery; Plastic Surgery Unit, “Santa Maria alle Scotte” Hospital, University of Siena, Italy
  • R. Cuomo
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgery; Plastic Surgery Unit, “Santa Maria alle Scotte” Hospital, University of Siena, Italy | robertocuomo@outlook.com
  • C. D'Aniello
    Department of General and Specialistic Surgery; Plastic Surgery Unit, “Santa Maria alle Scotte” Hospital, University of Siena, Italy

Abstract

The authors report a case of a woman who underwent heart surgery in median sternotomy after breast reconstruction using prosthesis in 1984. After this open heart surgery in 2008, she developed an injury at right breast implant with intra and extra capsular silicone gel spread out the prosthesis.

Keywords

Breast implant; median sternotomy; breast reconstruction; breast augmentation

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