Sonication of Removed Breast Implants for Improved Detection of Subclinical Infection

@article{Rieger2009SonicationOR,
  title={Sonication of Removed Breast Implants for Improved Detection of Subclinical Infection},
  author={Ulrich Michael Rieger and Gerhard Pierer and N. J. L{\"u}scher and Andrej Trampuz},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={404-408}
}
Capsular fibrosis is a severe complication after breast implantation with an uncertain etiology. Microbial colonization of the prosthesis is hypothesized as a possible reason for the low-grade infection and subsequent capsular fibrosis. Current diagnostic tests consist of intraoperative swabs and tissue biopsies. Sonication of removed implants may improve… CONTINUE READING