Blunt chest trauma: Evaluation of the augmented breast

A. Lee Dellon, R. Adams Cowley, John E. Hoopes

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Breast augmentation is being done increasingly, not only for women who consider their breasts too small but also for those with breast asymmetry, and post-mastectomy patients with reconstruction. It appears inevitable that traumatologists will have to evaluate injury to an augmented breast in a patient who has sustained blunt chest trauma. This paper discusses the differential diagnosis and treatment of implant rupture, hematoma, and spherical capsular contracture as a result of trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-985
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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