Internal mammary silicone lymphadenopathy diagnosed by robotic thoracoscopic lymphadenectomy

Gary S. Schwartz, David Antoun, Paula Klein, Scott J. Belsley, Cliff P. Connery

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Internal mammary lymphadenopathy can be caused by a variety of disease processes and is a difficult diagnostic dilemma. We report a case of internal mammary lymphadenopathy, in a patient with a significant history of malignancy, requiring a tissue diagnosis. Robotic thoracoscopic lymphadenectomy was used to facilitate excisional biopsy. Pathology was significant for silicone granulomatous lymphadenitis secondary to silicone breast implants inserted after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Robotic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Internal mammary lymphadenopathy
  • Robotic thoracoscopic lymphadenectomy
  • Silicone granuloma


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