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June 1983

Late Leakage of Saline-Filled Breast Prosthesis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Surgery, Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, Middlesex, England.

Arch Surg. 1983;118(6):769. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390060085019

• Twenty-four women with breast cancer have had postmastectomy submuscular reconstruction with a valved inflatable prosthetic mammary implant. In four cases (16.6%) spontaneous deflation occurred between seven and 12 months after reconstruction.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:769)