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Textured implants linked to increased breast cancer recurrence risk

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JAMA Surgery
Reuters Health - 13/10/2020 - Using textured implants for reconstruction after mastectomy is associated with greater risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to smooth implants, according to new findings in JAMA Surgery. "We initiated this study for the purpose of obtaining evidence that implant surface type is not significantly associated with breast cancer prognosis in an effort to relieve the vague anxiety of patients with breast cancer," Dr. Sa Ik Bang of Samsung Medical Center at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues note. They add, "Contrary to expectations, we found that the textured implant group had a significantly worse DFS than the smooth group, and this difference remained significant after adjusting for tumor stage and ER status." Textured implants are intended to reduce capsular contracture and implant malrotation. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) was first reported i...


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