In a recent letter, the FDA encouraged health care professionals to learn more about the association between all breast implants—regardless of filling or texture—and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The letter was prompted by the agency’s analysis of updated medical device reports involving breast implant-associated ALCL as of September 2018. Of the 660 reports received from across the globe since 2010, 457 were unique cases that included 9 patient deaths. Breast implant-associated ALCL was generally found in fibrous scar tissue adjacent to the implant.
Sancar F. Breast Implant–Associated Lymphoma. JAMA. 2019;321(11):1042. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.1936
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