Causes of Death Among Finnish Women with Cosmetic Breast Implants, 1971–2001

  title={Causes of Death Among Finnish Women with Cosmetic Breast Implants, 1971–2001},
  author={E. Pukkala and Ilona Kulmala and S. Hovi and E. Hemminki and I. Keskim{\"a}ki and L. Lipworth and J. Boice and J. Mclaughlin},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
  • E. Pukkala, Ilona Kulmala, +5 authors J. Mclaughlin
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Mortality patterns among women with cosmetic breast implants have not been well characterized. We examined cause-specific mortality among women who underwent cosmetic breast implantation at major public hospitals and private clinics in Finland from 1970 through 2000. Causes of death through 2001 were identified through the national mortality register. Expected numbers of deaths were calculated on the basis of mortality rates in the general female population, and standardized mortality ratios… CONTINUE READING
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