Tagged Articles

BIA-ALCL 5 articles

Rare breast implant-related cancer reported in patient with buttock implants

A woman who received buttock implants developed the same rare form of cancer linked to breast implants, according to a case study published in the journal Aesthetic Surgery Journal. The woman received bilateral textured silicone gluteal implants. A year later, she developed ulceration at the site of the implants and soon after was diagnosed with gluteal implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), according to the case report. “As far as we are aware, this is the first reported case of ALCL that may be associated with textured gluteal implants,” Dr. Joseph Carey, assistant professor of clinical surgery at the Keck ... Read More

French officials call for ban of Allergan texture breast implants

French health regulators are calling for a ban of Allergan’s textured breast implants, and cautioning doctors and patients about texture implants from other manufacturers. The implants are associated with an increased risk for a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Textured implants makeup about 85 percent of the implants used for cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries in France. The National Agency for Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) recommendation comes after two days of testimony during a public hearing about the safety concerns with the breast implants, and days after the U.S. Food ... Read More

Rare cancer, deaths linked to breast implants

More than 350 reports of rare cancer and nine deaths have been have been linked to breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. The cancer, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell ymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, was designated by the World Health Organization and recently confirmed by the FDA. ALCL is not breast cancer. It is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, BIA-ALCL is even more rare. When it is identified, it is most frequently found in patients who have undergone implant revision operations for late onset, persistent serum, a collection of fluid that builds up under the surface of ... Read More

Breast implants linked to rare form of lymphoma

Breast implants have been linked to a rare form of cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a designation established by the World Health Organization, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it agrees with. “At this time, most data suggests that BIA-ALCL occurs more frequently following implantation of breast implants with textured surfaces rather than those with smooth surfaces,” the FDA said in a Safety Communication. ALCL is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. BIA-ALCL is even more rare. When it does occur, it has been identified most frequently in patients who have undergone implant revision ... Read More

Canadian docs warn patients with breast implants about rare cancer risk

Canadian plastic surgeons have been asked to warn their patients with breast implants (silicone-filled and saline-filled) that they are at risk for a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL. The request comes from the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery. “There is a rare type of ALCL sceen in breast implant patients, both with aesthetic and reconstructive, called BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma),” the letter from the professional groups states. “Affected implants from both manufacturers that distribute in Canada have been seen along with other ... Read More