Bacterial biofilms and capsular contracture in patients with breast implants.

  title={Bacterial biofilms and capsular contracture in patients with breast implants.},
  author={Ulrich Michael Rieger and J E Mesina and Daniel Felix Kalbermatten and Martin Dieter Haug and Hans Peter Frey and Richard Pico and R. W. Frei and Gerhard Pierer and N. J. L{\"u}scher and Andrej Trampuz},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={100 6},
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that bacterial biofilms on breast implants may cause chronic inflammation leading to capsular contracture. The association between bacterial biofilms of removed implants and capsular contracture was investigated. METHODS Breast implants explanted between 2006 and 2010 at five participating centres for plastic and reconstructive surgery were investigated by sonication. Bacterial cultures derived from sonication were correlated with patient, surgical and… CONTINUE READING
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