Chronic abscess formation following mesh mastopexy: case report

J M Dixon, I Arnott, M Schaverien

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Abstract / Description of output

Mastopexy is a challenging procedure that relies on the redistribution of breast parenchyma and tightening of the skin envelope to provide long-lasting correction of ptosis. Recurrent ptosis, however, is an inevitable complication of many techniques and internal parenchymal supports using autologous or non-autologous material have been tried in an attempt to counteract the effects of gravity. Several studies have reported good long-term outcomes using synthetic mesh with a low rate of complications, however concerns remain including foreign body reaction, infection, and oncological surveillance. This article reports a case of chronic breast abscess formation following the use of polypropylene mesh in mastopexy and the radiological and operative findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1220-2
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Abscess
  • Breast Diseases
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty
  • Polypropylenes
  • Surgical Mesh


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