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

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Implants
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Silicones

abstract

  • Silicone breast implants have been implicated in the possible pathogenesis of various connective tissue diseases. These findings have had a major impact not only on the medical and legal communities, but also on the community at large. In this communication, we review the history of the breast implant controversy, and examine the medical evidence regarding the possible link of silicone gel implants with connective tissue disorders such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Finally, we give a broad overview of the topic and offer some general suggestions regarding the care of patients who have silicone breast implants.

publication date

  • November 19, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9364829

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 363

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 64

number

  • 6