A case of inflammatory breast cancer following augmentation mammoplasty with silicone gel implants

Breast Cancer. 2000 Jan;7(1):71-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02967191.


A 54-year-old-woman who underwent augmentation mammoplasty with silicone gel implants 30 years previously, visited our hospital with complaints of bloody nipple discharge, redness and itching of her right breast. Cancer of the right breast was diagnosed by dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination with Gadolinium (Gd)-DTPA enhancement. Radical mastectomy was subsequently performed. The histopathological findings demonstrated scirrhous and inflammatory breast cancer with invasion of dermal lymphatics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis*
  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology
  • Breast Implantation*
  • Breast Implants / adverse effects*
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology
  • Female
  • Foreign-Body Reaction / etiology*
  • Granuloma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Nipples
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Silicone Gels / adverse effects*


  • Silicone Gels