Bacterial biofilms: A cause for accelerated capsular contracture?

Anand K. Deva*, Lionel C. Chang

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present the detection of a Staphylococcus epidermidis "biofilm " on the outer surface of a breast prosthesis in a patient with recurring capsular contracture. This finding points to the possible etiologic role of bacterial biofilms in periprosthetic contracture and warrants further evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalAesthetic Surgery Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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