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Case series of breast fillers and how things may go wrong: radiology point of view

Haroon, Raihanah and Amru, Vivien Suryani and Che Mohamed, Siti Kamariah and Hassan, Radhiana (2021) Case series of breast fillers and how things may go wrong: radiology point of view. In: 19th Asian Oceanian Congress of Radiology incorporating Malaysian Congress of Radiology (MCOR) 2021, 1-4 Jul 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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INTRODUCTION: Breast augmentation is a procedure opted by women to overcome sagging breast due to breastfeeding or aging as well as small breast size. Recent years have shown the emergence of a variety of injectable materials on market as breast fillers. These injectable breast fillers have swiftly gained popularity among women, considering the minimal invasiveness of the procedure, nullifying the need for terrifying surgery. Little do they know that the procedure may pose detrimental complications, while visualization of breast parenchyma infiltrated by these fillers is also deemed substandard; posing diagnostic challenges. We present a case series of three patients with prior history of hyaluronic acid and collagen breast injections. REPORT: The first patient is a 37-year-old lady who presented to casualty with worsening shortness of breath, non-productive cough, central chest pain; associated with fever and chills for 2-weeks duration. The second patient is a 34-year-old lady who complained of cough, fever and haemoptysis; associated with shortness of breath for 1-week duration. CT in these cases revealed non thrombotic wedge-shaped peripheral air-space densities. The third patient is a 37‐year‐old female with right breast pain, swelling and redness for 2- weeks duration. Previous collagen breast injection performed 1 year ago had impeded sonographic visualization of the breast parenchyma. MRI breasts showed multiple non- enhancing round and oval shaped lesions exhibiting fat intensity. CONCLUSION: Radiologists should be familiar with the potential risks and hazards as well as limitations of imaging posed by breast fillers such that MRI is required as problem-solving tool.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 7723/97107
Uncontrolled Keywords: breast fillers, radiology
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Raihanah Haroon
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2022 12:18
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2022 12:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97107

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