Silicone gel filled breast implants and connective tissue disease: An overview Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Silicones

abstract

  • The physical and biological properties of silicone gel filled implants and their behavior in vivo is compatible with the hypothesis that they may contribute to the development of connective tissue disease. The association seems most likely with scleroderma; however, there is as yet inadequate epidemiological data to definitively establish causality.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8182631

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 239

end page

  • 45

volume

  • 21

number

  • 2