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Journal of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons 2010;37(1):87-90.
Published online January 1, 2010.
Mondor's Disease after Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Silicone Implant.
Sang Hoon Sun, Taik Jong Lee
Department of Plastic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. tjlee@amc.seoul.kr
Mondor's disease is commonly known as a benign breast condition after augmentation mammaplasty, and some authors have also reported its association with other breast surgeries such as reduction mammaplasty or axillary lymph node biopsy. Here we report two cases of Mondor's disease after immediate breast reconstruction with silicone implant. METHODS: Two women, 51-year-old and 36-year-old, underwent immediate breast reconstruction with silicone implants after nipple-areolar skin-sparing mastectomy.
Subcutaneous cord-like firm lesion appeared on upper abdomen, axillary area following surgery. The lesion was painless and spontaneously subsided with no medications.
To our knowledge, this is the first report of Mondor's disease developed after immediate breast reconstruction using silicone implant.
Keywords: Breast reconstruction; Breast implant; Thrombophlebitis
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