Myofibroblasts and free silicon around breast implants.

  title={Myofibroblasts and free silicon around breast implants.},
  author={Ross Rudolph and Jacob N Abraham and Thomas Ray Vecchione and S L Guber and Mark Woodward},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={62 2},
Fibrous tissue capsules, from around silicone breast implants, were examined by light microscopy, and by transmission and scanning electron microscopy, the latter combined with energy dispersive X-ray analysis. Contractile fibroblasts (myofibroblasts) were found in most of these fibrous capsules, and especially in those recently formed or manipulated. The element silicon was positively identified by X-ray analysis in half the tissue specimens. This material was found only around gel-filled… CONTINUE READING


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