Breast implant-associated ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a case report and discussion of possible pathogenesis.

@article{George2013BreastIA,
  title={Breast implant-associated ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma: a case report and discussion of possible pathogenesis.},
  author={Eva Vertes George and John Pharm and Courtney Houston and Semar Al-Quran and Grey Brian and Huijia Dong and Wang Yun Hai and Westley Reeves and Li-jun Yang},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental pathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={1631-42}
}
Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a recently recognized clinical entity, with only 39 well-documented cases reported worldwide, including 3 fatalities. Because of its rarity, the clinical and pathologic features of this malignancy have yet to be fully defined. Moreover, the pathogenesis of ALCL in association with textured silicone gel breast implants is poorly understood. Here we report a case of BIA-ALCL arising in a 67-year-old woman with a mastectomy due… CONTINUE READING
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