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Breast implants in elderly women from Egypt

A recent case in my ER offered a very interesting finding. A 1930 born woman from Egypt got a CXR. Among the common findings in the CXR of an elderly woman, a couple of breast implants could be seen. The colleague who had the case did not come to the idea of performing breast exam on the woman. All of us were somehow surprised seeing the implants. I first saw the date she was born and noticed that I never saw breast implants in a woman of this age. But the real surprise was that the patient is of Egyptian origin who never lived outside Egypt, being only a visitor in Germany.

Who could imagine that behind the traditional Muslim dress of a 77yo woman with a headscarf, a couple of 2 big breast implants could be find? Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen made it possible. :)

Take a look at the pictures: