n SA Journal of Radiology - Breast cancer in a patient with silicone implants : case report

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



There are 2 reasons for sonar and mammography evaluation of augmented breasts, namely to rule out malignancy and to asses the integrity of the implant. Silicon implants have been used since 1962 by an estimated 2 million women. Reviewing the literature and our case, there is no increased risk of breast carcinoma. Neither is there an increased risk of diagnosing a more advanced stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis. The available data do not indicate any significant difference between the characteristics of breast cancer in women with breast implants and those of women in the control population.

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