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2011-06-22 09:30:00

Agency highlights information women should know when considering implants SILVER SPRING, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a report today updating the clinical and scientific information for silicone gel-filled breast implants, including preliminary safety data from studies conducted by the manufacturers as a condition of their November 2006 approval. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) While the report...

2011-06-15 00:00:27

San Francisco, June 17-19 Arlington Heights, Ill. (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Will breast implants become obsolete? Will stem cell therapies soon play a major role in how breasts are reconstructed after mastectomy, how wounds and wrinkles are treated and how we age? These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the Technology Innovation in Plastic Surgery (TIPS) conference, June 17-19, in San Francisco. TIPS is hosted by the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), the educational and...

2011-04-19 14:49:10

Breast implants appear to be associated with a rare form of lymphoma, but there is not yet evidence to show that the cancer is caused by implants or to suggest an underlying mechanism for how the disease might develop, according to a study by researchers from the RAND Corporation. The study, published online by the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, also finds that the disease takes a slow course and can be controlled by surgical removal of the implant and surrounding capsule. The...

2011-03-07 00:00:27

Dr. Michael Tantillo of Longwood Plastic Surgery now offers fat transfer procedures as an alternative to breast implants in Boston. This innovative enhancement technique uses existing fat cells for increasing breast size. Brookline, MA (PRWEB) March 6, 2011 Boston plastic surgery (http://www.cosmeticsurgeonboston.com/procedures.cfm) specialist Dr. Michael Tantillo (http://www.cosmeticsurgeonboston.com) of Longwood Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the availability of a natural...

2011-02-15 00:02:49

New Update Provides 'Rational Approach' to Evaluating Lumps and Swelling in Breasts with Implants Arlington Heights, Ill. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 14, 2011 In the wake of a recent FDA statement linking breast implants to a rare cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a newly updated algorithm provides plastic surgeons with guidance in managing women with breast lumps or swelling after breast augmentation. The algorithm appears in an article published on the website of Plastic and...

2011-01-28 10:40:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported on January 26 that "a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. Data reviewed by the FDA suggests that patients with breast implants may have a very small, but significant risk, of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant. According to the National Cancer Institute, ALCL appears in...

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2011-01-27 08:25:00

The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to investigate a possible link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to AP Health Writer Matthew Perrone, ALCL "attacks lymph nodes and the skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around an implant." Perrone reports that the FDA is aware of just 60 cases of the ailment globally, but according to Lisa Richwine...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Breast augmentation: Everything a woman needs to know about breast augmentation and breast implants is included in a new website by Dr. Michael Law a board certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh, NC. The new website includes a breast augmentation before and after gallery Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Breast Augmentation surgery remains a top plastic surgery procedure. Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Michael Law introduces a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of breast augmentation...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is establishing a national registry for breast implants in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The registry is being developed in response to reports of a rare lymphoma -- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) -- in a very small number of women with breast implants. Arlington Heights, Ill. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is establishing a national registry for breast...

2011-01-26 10:17:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) announces today its support of a new national registry for breast implants that will be compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This registry will document reported cases of a very rare condition, Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), in the presence of breast implants. As patient advocates, the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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