BREAST IMPLANT AND LARGE CELL LYMPHOMAS (ALCL)

There has been some concern raised about Breast Implants and ALCL.  An article reviewed 83 published cases associated with implants.  The majority were ALCL.  There was no particular association with any particular type of implant.

Presenting symptoms could be a breast mass or an effusion or collection of fluid.  The death rate is very low when one considers the enormous amount of implant procedures performed every year.

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