Morphologic characterization of polyvinyl sponge (Ivalon) breast prosthesis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Implants
  • Polyvinyls

abstract

  • This case serves to emphasize that breast prostheses made of materials other than silicon may be rarely encountered in the surgical pathology laboratory. Although polyvinyl breast implants were abandoned, injection of polyvinyl into various tissues for therapeutic purposes is sometimes indicated. The morphologic features of polyvinyl as detailed in this study should enable prompt and accurate recognition of this material, whether it is in breast implants or other types of tissue.

publication date

  • September 1996

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9140295

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 876

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 120

number

  • 9