Silicone breast implants and immune disease.

  title={Silicone breast implants and immune disease.},
  author={Alan R. Shons and Warren Schubert},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={491-9; discussion 499-501}
Silicone was originally regarded as inert in the human body. Silicone medical devices have been associated with various complications that may involve an immune reaction to silicone or a silicone organic complex. There have been more than 80 cases reported in the medical literature of a varied systemic autoimmune illness in patients who have had various foreign materials placed in the breast. Controversy exists as to which complications have a cause and effect relationship, and which represent… CONTINUE READING


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