Breast Implants and Fibromyalgia: A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence

@article{Lipworth2004BreastIA,
  title={Breast Implants and Fibromyalgia: A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence},
  author={L. Lipworth and R. Tarone and J. Mclaughlin},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={52},
  pages={284-287}
}
Although the collective epidemiologic literature does not support an association between silicone breast implants and any well-defined or atypical connective tissue disease, a recent study raised concern regarding an increased risk for fibromyalgia among women with extracapsular ruptured implants. In this review, we examine the results of 6 epidemiologic studies which have evaluated the occurrence of fibromyalgia among women with breast implants. Two large nationwide follow-up studies of women… Expand
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