Connective tissue diseases following silicone breast implantation: where do we stand?


Silicone, which is considered biologically inert, has been used in many different types of medical devices, including tubing; breast, joint and penile implants; artificial heart valves; and intraocular lenses, among others. After a silicone implant is placed, a mild reaction to the foreign body is generally observed, followed by encapsulation (1). Case… (More)


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