Late breast pain following reconstruction with polyurethane-covered implants.


Two patients of 56 who were reconstructed with polyurethane-coated implants developed breast pain as a late complication and eventually required implant removal for relief. Although the cause of pain was not proven, it may have been due to contracture of the fibrous capsule which formed between the polyurethane and the shell of the implant. The complication of late pain has not been stressed previously in the literature on reconstruction.


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@article{Jabaley1986LateBP, title={Late breast pain following reconstruction with polyurethane-covered implants.}, author={Michael E Jabaley and Suman Kalyan Das}, journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={1986}, volume={78 3}, pages={390-5} }