Extensive silicone lymphadenopathy after breast implant insertion mimicking malignant lymphadenopathy

Youngseok Lee, Sung Eun Song, Eul Sik Yoon, Jeoung Won Bae, Seung Pil Jung

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    Silicone implants are widely used in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Silicone lymphadenopathy is a wellknown rare complication of implant insertion. Silicone leakage from a rupture or silicone bleeding can accumulate in lymph nodes. Foreign body reactions in the affected lymph nodes may be misdiagnosed as metastasis or malignant lymphadeno pathy upon initial presentation if silicone lymphadenopathy is not considered in the initial diagnosis. We report a case of siliconoma with extensive involvement of multiple lymph nodes mimicking malignant features to emphasize that clinicians should carefully evaluate each patient's medical history and disease status during differential diagnosis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-335
    Number of pages5
    JournalAnnals of Surgical Treatment and Research
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec


    • Breast
    • Lymphadenopathy
    • Silicones

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery


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