Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma and breast implants

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma and breast implants: Five Australian cases. Plastic & reconstructive surgery, April 2012, Vol. 129(4), p.610e-617e.

Taylor, K.O., et al.

Textured surface implants only became widely used in the 1990s and therefore were not significantly represented in the large cohort studies of breast implant safety undertaken in the early 1990s. The diagnosis of anaplastic large cell lymphoma in the breast needs to be considered in patients, particularly those presenting with a periprosthetic seroma 6 months or more after breast implant insertion.