Silicone implants are widely used in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Silicone lymphadenopathy is a wellknown rare complication of implant insertion. Silicone leakage from a rupture or silicone bleeding can accumulate in lymph nodes. Foreign body reactions in the affected lymph nodes may be misdiagnosed as metastasis or malignant lymphadeno pathy upon initial presentation if silicone lymphadenopathy is not considered in the initial diagnosis. We report a case of siliconoma with extensive involvement of multiple lymph nodes mimicking malignant features to emphasize that clinicians should carefully evaluate each patient's medical history and disease status during differential diagnosis.
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(K1609841) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (2017R1D1A1B03028103).
This research was supported by a Korea University Grant
Copyright © 2017, the Korean Surgical Society.
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