Scleroderma after silicone augmentation mammoplasty: report of a case.

  title={Scleroderma after silicone augmentation mammoplasty: report of a case.},
  author={Si-Huei Lee and Hugo You-Hsien Lin and Shi Ruoxiang Wang and Chang Her Tsai and H N Liu},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  volume={93 1},
The development of connective tissue diseases in patients who have had silicone gel breast implants has not been previously described in Taiwan. Herein, we report a 44-year-old female patient who underwent a silicone gel breast implant approximately 10 years prior to the onset of scleroderma. She developed generalized sclerosis, severe defective esophageal clearance, and severe reduction of gas exchange with DLco 37% of predicted value. Immunologic tests revealed that the antinuclear antibody… CONTINUE READING