extracapsular rupture


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extracapsular rupture

A leakage or explosion of the contents of a surgical implant beyond the scar tissue that grows to surround it.
See also: rupture
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If explantation was performed in the setting of extracapsular rupture, residual free silicone and/or silicone granulomas may remain (Figures 17 and 18).
Silicone-specific sequences with 3-point chemical shift techniques show high signal intensity silicone within the breast parenchyma or axillary nodes in extracapsular rupture. The FDA has mandated a surveillance MRI screening examination for silent rupture in patients at 3 years following implantation of silicone breast implants and every 2 years thereafter [4].
Patients with extracapsular rupture of a parathyroid adenoma may present with diverse symptomatology.
Also, mammographic compression can turn an intracapsular rupture into an extracapsular rupture if the fibrous capsule is broken.