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2011-12-31 08:45:40

Recent concerns over substandard breast implants manufactured by a now-defunct French firm have led to renewed calls for the formation of a registry that would keep track of patients who had received implants, various media outlets reported Friday. Earlier this month, it was revealed that as many as 300,000 women worldwide had received Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) implants manufactured with cheaper, industrial grade silicone instead of the medical-grade materials typically used. The...

2006-04-12 17:09:17

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who calls himself "the breast expert" is facing trial in Los Angeles on charges of smuggling silicone implants into the United States and placing them in at least three women. Frederic Corbin, 62, was indicted in February by a secret grand jury on charges that he got the silicone implants from Mexico and falsified patient records to conform to a clinical study, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Corbin denies the charges,...

2005-07-29 11:35:01

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Silicone gel-filled breast implants won conditional approval to return to the broad U.S. market after a 13-year ban when health officials on Thursday backed a version made by Mentor Corp. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the device maker must satisfy a number of conditions before it receives final approval to sell the implants. FDA officials said they were legally prohibited from making the conditions public. Mentor said the conditions were...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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