High-grade angiosarcoma associated with ruptured breast implants

Nicolas R. Smoll, Ross D. Farhadieh, Ross Ferguson, Michael W Findlay, David J. Hunter-Smith

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Since the serendipitous discovery that implanted polymers cause sarcomas in rats, much research has been conducted to prove or disprove a link between silicone breast implants and/or polymer-based materials and breast cancer. In light of an initial report that 35% of rats implanted with a variety of polymers developed fibrosarcomas, we report a case of primary angiosarcoma found in a patient presenting with bilateral rupture of gel-filled breast implants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e11-e13
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2013

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