Lump of Silicone (From Leaking Implant) As Diagnosed by Ultrasound, Should I Be Concerned About Losing Lymph Nodes?
I recently found a fairly large lump in my armpit(grape size). I had a dbl. mastectomy 5 years ago (no radiation, no chemo, no lymph node removal) and had breast reconstruction with silicone implants. They were not of the "cohesive gel" type. I met with a plastic surgeon experienced in reconstruction. He wants to replace with cohesive gel implants, but says it will be a complicated and messy job getting rid of the spilled silicone--am I likely to lose the lymph nodes? Losing some pectorals?