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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 129138, 3 pages
Case Report

Cutaneous Silicone Granuloma Mimicking Breast Cancer after Ruptured Breast Implant

Department of Plastic Surgery, Breast Surgery and Burn Care, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 copenhagen, Denmark

Received 11 November 2011; Accepted 30 December 2011

Academic Editor: K. Jimbow

Copyright © 2011 Waseem Asim Ghulam El-Charnoubi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cutaneous manifestations due to migration of silicone from ruptured implants are rare. Migrated silicone with cutaneous involvement has been found in the chest wall, abdominal wall, and lower extremities. We describe a case of cutaneous silicone granuloma in the breast exhibiting unusual growth mimicking breast cancer after a ruptured implant.