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Histological investigation of the etiology of capsule contracture following augmentation mammaplasty.

Authors
  • Domanskis, E
  • Owsley, J Q Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1976
Volume
58
Issue
6
Pages
689–693
Identifiers
PMID: 792918
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sections obtained from contracted breast capsules were examined by light and electron microscopy. We observed the presence of multiple areas of a particulate foreign material, consistent with the appearance of droplets of dimethylpolysiloxane. An active foreign-body reaction was observed at the interface of the capsule and implant, as well as throughout the tissue subjacent to the deposits of foreign material. Based on these histological observations, we present a theoretical explanation of the etiology of capsular contracture of the breast after augmentation mammaplasty.

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