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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

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ESTEVEZ HERNANDEZ, Rafael E  e  BATISTA GOMEZ, Smarlyn M. Costal osteomyelitis after augmentation mammoplasty. Case report. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2021, vol.47, n.3, pp.247-250.  Epub 01-Nov-2021. ISSN 1989-2055.

Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most frequent Aesthetic Plastic Surgery procedures performed worldwide. Even though, it's not exempt from developing complications.

We present a not so common complication, a costal osteomyelitis in a 39 years old female patient who had an augmentation mammoplasty with submuscular silicone implants 8 years ago, and had a posterior curettage and wound closure (conservative treatment) after having a wound dehiscence 3 weeks after the procedure.

She comes to our consultation presenting a spontaneous rupture of her right breast implant, reason why she was taken to surgery with a surgical plan of breast implant exchange, where a partial necrosis of the 4th and 5th ribs was found.

To our best knowledge, this is the sixth costal osteomyelitis related to breast implants reported in the world literature, and the first that affects more than one rib.

Palavras-chave : Breast augmentation complications; Breast implants; Breast augmentation; Costal osteomyelitis.

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