A 5-year experience with polyurethane-covered mammary prostheses for treatment of capsular contracture, primary augmentation mammoplasty, and breast reconstruction.

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This paper reviews a 5-year experience using polyurethane-covered mammary prostheses in the treatment of capsular contracture following placement of smooth-walled devices, primary augmentation mammoplasty, and breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The rate of occurrence of clinically significant capsular contracture has been reduced in all patient groups. Results in terms of aesthetic and functional improvement have been excellent. Major complications have been rare.

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@article{Hester1988A5E, title={A 5-year experience with polyurethane-covered mammary prostheses for treatment of capsular contracture, primary augmentation mammoplasty, and breast reconstruction.}, author={T Roderick Hester and Farzad R. Nahai and John Bostwick and Jelena {\vC}uki{\'c}}, journal={Clinics in plastic surgery}, year={1988}, volume={15 4}, pages={569-85} }