Implant date: 1980 Implant Surgeon: Mr Freddie Nicolle (retired) Implant Manufacturer: unknown prob Dow Corning Silicone or Saline: silicone Textured Shell: unknown Duration implanted: 38 years - 1 set only
Symptoms: rib pain, arthritis, facial rash, palpitations,paresthesia,cough, sunlight sensitivity, dry eyes, skin, ridged nails. Swollen lymph nodes in armpit. Puckering under right breast.
Autoimmune Diagnosis: suspected RA/Lupus but not showing in bloods -inflammation can be seen on finger and toe joints
Capsular Contracture: unknown
Explant Date: Tbc
Explant Surgeon: TBC
Full or part capsulectomy:
State of implants : unsure – suspected rupture but told not an issue
Histopathology results: None as yet
Additional information: filed as a complainant with Dow Corning in 1990 but needed proof of type of implant. Contacted surgeon’s secretary. Surgeon had retired and was informed my records had been destroyed. Had to drop law suit as no proof. Decided against replacement with saline.
1month post explant:
6 months post explant: