Pericarditis after breast implant rupture: #FirstOfItsKind
A ruptured breast implant is usually asymptomatic and accidentally discovered during an imaging test. However, implant ruptures can cause isolated silicone granulomas and cases of severe systemic disease.

Published in the journal Cardiology Research, the authors report the first case of a 39-year-old female patient with augmentation breast implants and myopericarditis secondary to implant rupture. Many etiologies of myopericarditis were explored, but none were selected with the exception of the rupture of the implant in the left breast.

MRI revealed a prosthetic rupture with capsular intrusion and formation of a silicone granuloma with inflammation of the pericardium on contact. Clinical and radiological improvement was observed in the short term after surgical removal of the implant.

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