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Damirov, Fuad; Zimmermann, Julia; Ketscher, Christian; Hatz, Rudolf; Manapov, Farkhad and Lindner, Michael (2022): Intrathoracic migration of a breast implant seven years after thoracotomy. A case report. In: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, Vol. 98, 107506

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A 52-year-old woman, who had previous bilateral subpectoral breast augmentation, underwent thoracotomy for a right upper lobe pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Seven years after her thoracic surgery, the patient noticed a reduction in her right breast volume, with shortness of breath and cough. A computed tomography study of the chest revealed intrathoracic migration of her right breast implant with no sing of capsule rupture. Subsequent video-assisted thoracoscopy confirmed this diagnosis.

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