Use of antipolymer antibody assay in recipients of silicone breast implants

@article{Tenenbaum1997UseOA,
  title={Use of antipolymer antibody assay in recipients of silicone breast implants},
  author={Scott A. Tenenbaum and Janet C. Rice and Luis R Espinoza and Malta L Cu{\'e}llar and Robert F Garry},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1997},
  volume={349},
  pages={449-454}
}
BACKGROUND Local complications (encapsulation, rashes, rupture, and leakage) can occur after placement of silicone gel-containing breast implants (SBI). Whether SBI exposure results in systemic manifestations in some recipients is controversial. We have carried out a blinded study to assess whether there is any difference between SBI recipients and non-exposed controls in the proportions positive for serum antibodies directed against polymeric substances. METHODS We recruited female SBI… CONTINUE READING
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