Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana
versión impresa ISSN 0376-7892
BENITO DUQUE, P. et al. A new way to treat the exposed breast implant. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.1, pp.63-66. ISSN 0376-7892.
We report the case of a patient who underwent a bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy and was reconstructed with mammary implants. Fifteen days after surgery, the patient presented an implant exposition. It was possible to close the wound with local tissues, and placing a gentamicin-collagen sponge in the same pocket of the implant. We have found no references concerning the use of absorbable gentamicin-collagen sponges for the management of implants or expanders when they have become exposed or infected. The local application of gentamicincollagen sponge affords elevated regional concentrations of antibiotic that may act on bacteria usually considered to be resistant with less discomfort for the patient.
Palabras clave : Mammary implants; Implants exposition; Mammary reconstruction; Antibiotherapy.