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Title: Radiologic features of polyacrylamide gel mammoplasty
Authors: Teo, S.Y.
Wang, S.-C. 
Keywords: Breast augmentation
Breast cancer
Breast cancer screening
Polyacrylamide gel
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Citation: Teo, S.Y., Wang, S.-C. (2008-09). Radiologic features of polyacrylamide gel mammoplasty. American Journal of Roentgenology 191 (3) : W89-W95. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to describe the imaging features of polyacrylamide gel breast implants in women with and those without complications from mammoplasty. CONCLUSION. Although polyacrylamide gel implants may mimic conventional implants on both sonography and MRI in women who do not have complications from mammoplasty, polyacrylamide gel implants have some distinguishing features. The imaging appearance of polyacrylamide gel implants is related to the technique of injection and whether there are any associated complications. The implants are usually in a retroglandular location. Mammography, sonography, and MRI can be used to evaluate short-term complications, although MRI appears to be the most sensitive. Common short-term complications include extravasation of polyacrylamide gel and secondary infection, which may be related to lactation. The long-term complications of polyacrylamide gel mammoplasty are unknown. Knowledge of the appearances of polyacrylamide gel implants in women with and those without complications from mammoplasty is useful in the radiologic evaluation of such patients. © American Roentgen Ray Society.
Source Title: American Journal of Roentgenology
ISSN: 0361803X
DOI: 10.2214/AJR.07.3616
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