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March 25, 2009

Silicone Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large T-Cell Lymphoma—Reply

JAMA. 2009;301(12):1227. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.280

In Reply: We agree with Dr van der Veldt and colleagues that silicone particles can be found in intact fibrous capsules of silicone breast implants and in draining lymph nodes, even in the absence of rupture or evident leakage. The frequency with which silicone particles are found may also depend on the manufacturer and the type of textured surface of the implants.1,2

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