Prevalence of rupture of silicone gel breast implants revealed on MR imaging in a population of women in Birmingham, Alabama.

@article{Brown2000PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of rupture of silicone gel breast implants revealed on MR imaging in a population of women in Birmingham, Alabama.},
  author={S. Lori Brown and Michael S. Middleton and Wendie A. Berg and Mary Scott Soo and Gene A. Pennello},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2000},
  volume={175 4},
  pages={
          1057-64
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Silicone gel breast implants have been reported to rupture, but the prevalence of implant rupture in an unreferred population of women is not known. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of implant rupture and the presence of extracapsular silicone gel in an unreferred population of women without regard to the absence or presence of any local or systemic symptoms. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Women identified as part of a National Cancer Institute cohort study on breast… 
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