Extensive silicone lymphadenopathy after breast implant insertion mimicking malignant lymphadenopathy

Youngseok Lee, Sung Eun Song, Eul Sik Yoon, Jeoung Won Bae, Seung Pil Jung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
(K1609841) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (2017R1D1A1B03028103).

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a Korea University Grant

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2017, the Korean Surgical Society.


  • Breast
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Silicones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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