Eurasian Journal of Pulmonology
We present a case of a 48-year-old woman with a significant history of atopy. She presented with a 1-month history of dyspnea on exertion. Pulmonary function testing was normal, with no obstruction or reversibility post-bronchodilation. Bilateral breast implant rupture was detected on further investigation for a left upper lobe nodule, and the patient underwent bilateral implant removal. There was an improvement in her respiratory symptoms. Systemic symptoms, labeled as “Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants,” are known to be associated with breast implants, with 14% of women in a cohort developing autoimmune disease secondary to their implants. An improvement in symptoms has been demonstrated following breast implant removal.
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Rider, K., Kaya, H., & Gutierrez, G. (2015). Dyspnea Associated with Silicone Breast Implant Rupture. Eurasian Journal of Pulmonology, 17 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/ejp.2015.83803