silicone-gel breast implant

silicone-gel breast implant

a type of implant used in reconstructive surgery of the breast and made with synthetic polymers. The implants have been associated with adverse effects on the immune system as well as distorted and painful breasts caused by leakage of the silicone into surrounding tissues. However, a number of statistical studies have not established such a cause-and-effect relationship.
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On the silicone-gel breast implant front, England never stopped selling them and France put them back on the market last February.
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High levels of platinum were found in the urine, hair, and breast milk of women with silicone-gel breast implants.
1713 (1992); see also Malcolm Gladwell, FDA Will Allow Limited Use of Silicone-Gel Breast Implants, Wash.
Women have been harmed by silicone-gel breast implants in the past.
Implants will also offer good growth opportunities, despite uncertainty over the status of silicone-gel breast implants.
Government science advisers recommended on Wednesday the lifting of an 11-year ban on silicone-gel breast implants but suggested tough new conditions on use of the controversial device.
01-35773), Lana Transue sued Aesthetech, Bristol-Myers Squibb and other defendants over her silicone-gel breast implants, which she claimed leaked and injured her before they were removed and replaced by saline-filled implants.
The silicone-gel breast implants of the 1970s have been replaced with safer versions that aren't likely to cause any problems, such as leakage.
To what extent, if any, and with what limitations and caveats do existing studies, research, and reported observations provide a reliable and reasonable scientific basis for one to conclude that silicone-gel breast implants cause or exacerbate any of the conditions described in (b) below?
Yet the panel's conclusion entirely favored the defense: There is no credible evidence that silicone-gel breast implants cause disease.
Last October, a jury in Reno, Nevada, ordered Dow Chemical to pay Charlotte Mahlum and her husband substantial compensatory and punitive damages for an array of neurological problems that Mahlum attributes to her silicone-gel breast implants.