Un hématome symptomatique aigu à l'étiologie définie sept ans après une reconstruction mammaire: Rapport de cas et analyse bibliographique

Translated title of the contribution: Acute symptomatic hematoma with defined etiology seven years after breast reconstruction: A case report and literature review

Akhil K. Seth, John Yah Sung Kim

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Abstract

Augmentation mammaplasty with implants can be complicated by hematoma formation. The majority of hematomas occur in the immediate postoperative period. There are, however, some reports of hematomas with a delayed presentation. These hematomas in the late postoperative period are rare, and many of these cases do not have a definitive mechanism of injury or develop symptoms immediately after the triggering event. A case of late capsular hematoma seven years after breast reconstruction with a saline implant following mastectomy is presented. In contrast to the majority of published cases, the patient presented with both a known and traceable cause of her bleed and with symptoms that developed immediately after the initial event. Furthermore, the mechanism of her injury was consistent with a bleeding capsular tear that was observed intraoperatively. The present case emphasizes the importance of thorough evaluation and management of patients with a history of breast reconstruction.

Translated title of the contributionAcute symptomatic hematoma with defined etiology seven years after breast reconstruction: A case report and literature review
Original languageFrench
JournalCanadian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2010

Keywords

  • Acute
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Delayed
  • Hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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