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Anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a reconstructed breast using a silicone implant: A UK case report

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anne Lennard, Dr Viney Wadehra


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We present case of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma discovered as an incidental finding whilst revising an implant based breast reconstruction in a 55 year old woman, whom previously had undergone risk reduction mastectomies and immediate reconstruction. During the procedure a presumed seroma was present but this was macroscopically atypical giving a 'milky' coloured appearance with a pink tinge to it. The atypical fluid was sent for analysis and the diagnosis of ALCL confirmed. Treatment consisted of unilateral capsulectomy on the affected side and bilateral removal of implants with staging scans suggesting the disease being confined to the capsule. She remains in remission 12 months following the original procedure. (C) 2013 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Sorensen K, Murphy J, Lennard A, Wadehra V, Menon GK, Collis N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

Year: 2014

Volume: 67

Issue: 4

Pages: 561-563

Print publication date: 18/09/2013

ISSN (print): 1748-6815

ISSN (electronic): 1878-0539

Publisher: Elsevier B.V.


DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.09.015


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