Chronic expanding hematoma within a periprosthetic breast capsule

Joseph L. Daw, Victor L. Lewis*, John W. Smith

*Corresponding author for this work

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Three cases of chronic expanding hematoma occurring within the capsule surrounding breast implants are described. All developed at least 4 years after the last operation. No identifiable etiology could be demonstrated. Although this pathologic entity has been widely reported in other anatomic locations, a periprosthetic chronic expanding hematoma of the breast has not been described previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1469-1472
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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