IRINA JARI, ALEXANDRU G. NAUM, LILIANA GHEORGHE, DRAGOS NEGRU, PALOMA HORJINEC, BOGDAN M. CIUNTU, DANIEL TIMOFTEU, MANUELA URSARU GRANULOMA OF SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS A CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW Silicone, a synthetic polymer containing the element silicon, has been used for breast implants. Complications resulting from the placement of silicone breast implants are becoming more frequent in clinical practice. Breast implant rupture is common and poses challenges for radiologists and physicians. Radiologists must be familiar with the normal and abnormal findings of common implants. Clinically apparent silicone granulomas are a relatively rare complication of breast implant placement and surgical resection is indicated when they are symptomatic or of diagnostic concern. The objective of this study is to examine the latest generations of silicone breast implants and the clinical literature related to silicone granulomas together with a case of silicon granuloma diagnosed in our service. The findings are based on diagnostic breast Ultrasound and MRI scans performed at our service.
Keywords: silicone, breast implant, granuloma, Ultrasound and MRI scans