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Breast carcinoma originating from a silicone granuloma: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology, January 2015
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Title
Breast carcinoma originating from a silicone granuloma: a case report
Published in
World Journal of Surgical Oncology, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12957-015-0509-6
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Ryoichi Nakahori, Ryuji Takahashi, Momoko Akashi, Kana Tsutsui, Shino Harada, Roka Matsubayashi, Shino Nakagawa, Seiya Momosaki, Yoshito Akagi

Abstract

Breast carcinoma rarely occurs in cases of foreign body granulomas following liquid silicone injection. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of all silicone injection products in 1992, liquid silicone injection for breast augmentation continues to be performed illegally. We herein report a case of breast carcinoma following liquid silicone injection in a 67-year-old female.A total of 45 years after liquid silicone injection, the patient had felt a breast mass in the right breast. Mammography showed a smooth mass that retracted the right nipple. Due to the presence of a marked acoustic shadow caused by the granulomas, evaluating the mass on ultrasonography was difficult. However, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a lobulated mass under the right nipple. The mass exhibited low signal intensity (SI) on T1-weighted images and intermingled high and low SI on T2-weighted images. Heterogeneous early enhancement with central low intensity was noted on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI. Several oval-shaped low SI structures in the adipose tissue and disruption of the pectoralis major muscle were also observed. We diagnosed the patient with invasive ductal carcinoma based on a stereotactic-guided Mammotome® (a vacuum-assisted biopsy system manufactured by DEVICOR MEDICAL JAPAN, Tokyo, Japan) biopsy and subsequently performed mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection (with a positive result for the sentinel node biopsy). Histologically, invasive ductal carcinoma was observed in the silicone granuloma.The development of foreign body granulomas following breast augmentation usually makes it difficult to detect breast cancer; thus, various devices are required to confirm the histological diagnosis of breast lesions. The stereotactic-guided Mammotome® biopsy system may be an effective device for diagnosing breast cancer developing in the augmented breast.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 22%
Student > Bachelor 3 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Other 4 22%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 61%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Psychology 1 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 17%

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#7,348,629
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#2
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