n SA Journal of Radiology - Magnetic resonance imaging of breast prostheses : review article

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Breast MR imaging is the most accurate imaging investigation to detect breast prosthesis rupture. Rupture is common in older prostheses (> 10 years post implantation) and is often asymptomatic. The radiological signs of rupture are due to collapse of the elastomer shell which is eneveloped by silicone gel and when the silicone gel separates the elastomer shell from the surrounding fibrous breast capsule.

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