Anyone heard of a Tissue Expander Breaking During Removal Sugically?

reach4thesky Member Posts: 12
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I had surgery 2 weeks ago to have an infected tissue expander removed. The tubing that connects the port to the tissue expander broke, the doctor left this part inside me! I cannot believe that it is still there. He says this is the least of my worries right now. Does anyone have any experience with this one?


  • freedom1
    freedom1 Member Posts: 1
    I had my first surgery back in June of this year, and one month later the right tissue expander failed and deflated, I never got and infection from this, they removed and replaced the tissue expander. What does he mean that this is the least of your worries?