Long-Term Health Status of Danish Women with Silicone Breast Implants

@article{Breiting2004LongTermHS,
  title={Long-Term Health Status of Danish Women with Silicone Breast Implants},
  author={Vibeke Bro Breiting and Lisbet Rosenkrantz H{\"o}lmich and B Brandt and Jon P. Fryzek and Mette Stueland Wolthers and Kim Kj{\o}ller and Joseph K. Mclaughlin and Allan S. Wiik and S{\o}ren Friis},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={114},
  pages={217-226}
}
Long-term safety data are important in the evaluation of possible adverse health outcomes related to silicone breast implants. The authors evaluated long-term symptoms and conditions and medication use among 190 Danish women with cosmetic silicone breast implants compared with 186 women who had undergone breast reduction surgery and with 149 women from the general population. Breast implant and reduction surgeries were performed from 1973 to 1988 at one public hospital and one private plastic… 
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