capsular contracture


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capsular contracture

a tightening of a normal membrane around a prosthetic implant, probably due to proliferation of myofibroblasts; results in deformation of the implant or its soft tissue covering, or both, and in variable symptoms. Noted with particular frequency in association with silicone breast implants.
A complication of breast implant surgery, characterised by discomfort, retraction of the fibrous capsule around a implant, with induration/hardening and/or distortion; the severity of CC is based on the Baker grading system

capsular contracture

Breast surgery Tightening of the capsule around a breast implant, which may be accompanied by discomfort, implant distortion

Capsular contracture

Thick scar tissue around a breast implant, which may tighten and cause discomfort and/or firmness.
Mentioned in: Breast Reconstruction
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Endo has also discussed the potential expansion of its CCH development pipeline into currently un-licensed assets including uterine fibroids, human lipoma, capsular contracture of the breast, Dercum's disease, knee arthrofibrosis, urethral strictures, hypertrophic scars and keloids.
By that point there's more chance of the implant hardening (see capsular contracture box, below), or the shell of the implant rupturing.
Most re-operations were performed for cosmetic reasons - but capsular contracture (an abnormal reaction of the body where the breast tissue hardens) was just 1.
Nagor are the only manufacturers to offer a lifetime guarantee for rupture and free replacement for capsular contracture, an abnormal reaction which causes breast tissue to harden around the implant.
The most frequently observed complications and outcomes are capsular contracture, reoperation, and implant removal.
2) Capsular contracture can occur almost immediately after getting implants, or, more likely, years later.
Also, silicone's image may be forever tainted by problems associated with silicone gel breast implants--some women with earlier generations of these implants experienced capsular contracture, an abnormal immune system response to foreign materials.
One study showed that the long term implications of biologic grafts include overall patient satisfaction with few complications, including no capsular contracture, hematoma, or seroma in a 6 month to 3 year follow up (7).
A fair proportion of women experience capsular contracture, when the pocket around the implant hardens, creating rock-like breasts.
The zero incidence of capsular contracture among patients in this trial compares quite favorably to the 55% risk of implant hardening with whole breast irradiation (WBI), reported Dr.
One recent theory suggests a primary posterior-inferior capsular contracture as a potential source of the disabled throwing shoulder and that it can be measured by a glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) (Burkhart et al.