Journal article

High-grade Angiosarcoma Associated with Ruptured Breast Implants.

Nicolas R Smoll, Ross D Farhadieh, Ross Ferguson, Michael W Findlay, David J Hunter-Smith

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open | Published : 2013

Abstract

SUMMARY: Since the serendipitous discovery that implanted polymers cause sarcomas in rats, much research has been conducted to prove or disprove a link between silicone breast implants and/or polymer-based materials and breast cancer. In light of an initial report that 35% of rats implanted with a variety of polymers developed fibrosarcomas, we report a case of primary angiosarcoma found in a patient presenting with bilateral rupture of gel-filled breast implants.

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