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2017 BI-ALCL Update (Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma)

February 26, 2017

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It’s been about six months since the last San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BI-ALCL) update. Recently, more information on the subject has become available, and it is about to be published. One article is from the United States, and the other is a global review of what is known to date. Both were recently e-published, ahead of print in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) journal, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.” Here are the latest facts…

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ALCL Update – Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Update

December 03, 2011

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Earlier this year the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog reported an extremely unusual, but possible association between breast implants and a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma named Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma or ALCL. The tumor is extremely rare. Of the 5-10 million women with breast implants fewer than 100 cases have been identified. Literature reviews identified 34 unique cases, and as many as 75 cases may have been identified world wide. Because of the rare nature of the tumor, it is not clear what the association is, if any.

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Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) – Update

April 10, 2011

Late January, 2011, the FDA released a White Paper and Advisory Statement on Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants. It is important that all patients and plastic surgeons understand the current state of knowledge surrounding this condition. Here is a video segment from my appearance on Bay Area’s Local News television station, KRON4.

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