An outcome analysis of 100 women after explantation of silicone gel breast implants.

@article{Peters1997AnOA,
  title={An outcome analysis of 100 women after explantation of silicone gel breast implants.},
  author={Walter R. Peters and Dennis E. Smith and Victor M Fornasier and Stanley J Lugowski and Dominique Iba{\~n}ez},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          9-19
        }
}
A prospective outcome analysis was conducted on 100 consecutive women who requested explantation of their silicone gel breast implants from January 6, 1992 (the moratorium), through 1995. Eighteen patients were referred by rheumatologists with a diagnosis of autoimmune or rheumatic disease. Six had autoimmune disease (systemic lupus, 2 patients; rheumatoid arthritis, 2 patients; multiple sclerosis, 1 patient; and Raynaud's disease, 1 patient). Twelve had rheumatic disease (fibromyalgia, 10… CONTINUE READING
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