Contralateral axillary silicone lymphadenopathy after modified radical mastectomy and reconstruction

Bence Dorogi, Gusztáv Gulyás, Csaba Kunos, N. Udvarhelyi, Zoltán Mátrai

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Abstract

We describe a 49-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her left breast. The patient underwent a modified radical mastectomy and immediate reconstruction with the placement of an expander implant. Two years later, the patient suffered a minor trauma and began to feel the softening of her reconstructed breast, and a growing palpable mass appeared in the contralateral (right) axilla. Examinations revealed the intracapsular rupture of the expander implant. Aspiration cytology from the palpable axillary mass suggested silicone lymphadenopathy. We replaced the ruptured implant, and the lymph node from the contralateral axilla was removed. Silicone lymphadenomegaly in the right axilla was verified by a postoperative histopathological review. This case represents a rare manifestation of silicone lymphadenopathy caused by altered lymphatic drainage due to previous axillary lymphadenectomy. Level of Evidence: Level V, diagnostic study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Modified Radical Mastectomy
Axilla
Silicones
Breast
Lymph Node Excision
Cell Biology
Rupture
Drainage
Lymph Nodes
Breast Neoplasms
Wounds and Injuries
Lymphadenopathy

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast implant
  • Modified radical mastectomy
  • Silicone lymphadenopathy

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  • Surgery

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Contralateral axillary silicone lymphadenopathy after modified radical mastectomy and reconstruction. / Dorogi, Bence; Gulyás, Gusztáv; Kunos, Csaba; Udvarhelyi, N.; Mátrai, Zoltán.

In: European Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 37, No. 9, 2014, p. 505-508.

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Dorogi, Bence ; Gulyás, Gusztáv ; Kunos, Csaba ; Udvarhelyi, N. ; Mátrai, Zoltán. / Contralateral axillary silicone lymphadenopathy after modified radical mastectomy and reconstruction. In: European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2014 ; Vol. 37, No. 9. pp. 505-508.
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