Controversy over the silicone gel breast implant: current status and clinical implications.

R. J. Rohrich, C. P. Clark

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Abstract

The silicone gel breast implant controversy has generated much confusion, making informed decision making for physicians and patients increasingly difficult. In order to better understand the controversy, we review the steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration and the resultant status of breast implants. The currently available scientific data are summarized with regard to cancer development and detection, implant rupture and gel migration, and autoimmune disorders. By reviewing the presently available information on silicone gel breast implants, we can better address the concerns of our patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalTexas medicine
Volume89
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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