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SEM and TEM for identification of capsular fibrosis and cellular behavior around breast implants – a descriptive analysis

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Kühlmann, Britta ; Zucal, Isabel ; Bonham, Clark Andrew ; Joubert, Lydia-Marie ; Prantl, Lukas
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 10 Feb 2022 16:41


Background Capsular fibrosis (CF) is the most common long-term complication in implant-based breast augmentation. It is well accepted that the foreign body response (FBR) instigates the development of fibrotic disease. Our study aims to compare murine and human samples of CF and describe the cellular and extracellular matrix (ECM) composition using scanning and transmission electron microscopy ...


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