Journal article

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

P Rastogi, AK Deva, H Miles Prince

CURRENT HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCY REPORTS | CURRENT MEDICINE GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a recently recognised malignancy of T lymphocytes exclusively associated with textured breast implants. This review aims to evaluate existing theories regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical evaluation and management of the disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The true incidence of BIA-ALCL is difficult to define. Prevailing pathogenic theories recognise the interplay between textured implants, Gram-negative bacteria, host genetics (e.g. JAK/STAT, p53) and time. Patients typically present with a delayed seroma and less commonly with a capsular mass or systemic disease at an average of 8-10 years after i..

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