Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 1, P111-125 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2011.09.003 View full text
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Laraine L. Washer, Karol Gutowski

Abstract: Infection after breast implant surgery occurs in 1.1% to 2.5% of procedures performed for augmentation and up to 35% of procedures performed for reconstruction after mastectomy. Most infections result from skin organisms and occur in the immediate postoperative period, although infections can occasionally present after many years. Diagnosis of breast implant infection relies on the clinical presentation of breast pain, swelling, erythema, and drainage in conjunction with ultrasound-guided cultures of periprost…

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