Capsular contractures are a potential complication of a breast implant and refers to a tightening and hardening of the capsule that surrounds a breast implant.Can MRI assess capsular contracture during implant-based reconstruction for breast cancer?
Purpose: Capsular contracture (CC) is a serious complication in patients receiving implant-based reconstruction for breast cancer. Currently, no objective methods are available for assessing CC. The goal of the present study was to identify image-based surrogates of CC using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).Can trauma to the breast cause capsular contracture?
Trauma can cause capsular contracture. An MRI is not needed to diagnose it, it's a clinical diagnosis your plastic surgeon can help make. If your breast feels tight,hard and/or painful you may benefit from medical treatment (Singulair) now which could help prevent surgical treatment (implant replacement/capsulectomy).Which imaging studies are used in the workup of capsular contracture?
On mammography, well-defined hyperdense or heterogeneous density masses may be seen. USG, computed tomography (CT), and MRI can be used to demonstrate the hematoma. Capsular contracture