Aspiration of Periprosthetic Seromas Using the Blunt SeromaCath.

Abstract

Postoperative swelling following prosthetic implant breast augmentation and reconstruction is not uncommon. Prompt diagnosis and targeted treatment are critical. Current treatment recommendations achieve a diagnosis using specialized equipment with needle-guided imaging and/or surgical modalities. These techniques are expensive and delay diagnosis and treatment. The authors use an in-office, nonimaging technique to drain periprosthetic fluid after unilateral breast swelling after breast reconstruction or augmentation. Their technique is effective in diagnosing and treating seroma fluid with minimal risk of implant damage or perforation.

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