Snapshot quiz 14/12

Published: 09/05/2014

Authors: Ma F

This woman had polyacrylamide injection breast augmentation 5 years previously. Ultrasound examination revealed large areas of liquid under the breast. At operation, around 200 ml yellowish gel-like substance was squeezed and sucked out from each breast through an areolar incision. Polyacrylamide had been used legally as a human soft tissue filler in China from December 1997 to April 2006, affecting more than 300 000 people. The Chinese government banned the use of polyacrylamide for this application in 2006.

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